The first collaboration between composer Him Sophy and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rithy Panh, ‘Bangsokol’ presents a Cambodian culture almost eradicated by genocide.
A US district judge ordered a temporary halt to deportations while their legality is reviewed.
Some 15,000 Montagnards were resettled in the 1990s and 2000s in North Carolina.
More than 1,000 Cambodian-Americans from across the United States converged on Washington on Sunday to call for the release of Cambodia’s jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha and the restoration of his party.
The protest was led by several former lawmakers from the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which was dissolved by court order in November.
'Hearing Cambodian actors tell their nation's story in their language hit us hard … the Khmer-language is so real I couldn't bear it'.
On Thursday, Washington announced it was cutting $1.8 million in aid to the country’s national election body, a move Hun Sen claimed was intended to kill off Cambodian democracy.
The opposition’s strategy is to call for international sanctions, to lobby for the release of Sokha and other political prisoners, and to pave the way for the CNRP to be allowed to contest in next year's election.
It is the first major symphonic work to remember the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians under the rule of the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979.
Ambassador William Heidt said he felt a deep regret at the government’s decision to move to dissolve the CNRP, which has led the White House to reconsider its foreign relations with Cambodia.
In an interview with VOA Khmer in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, Heidt said the embassy’s mission to strengthen the bilateral relationship with Cambodia remained of paramount importance.
The audience was inspired by the movie’s distinct “visual vocabulary” and the bond between hope and despair in one of humanity’s darkest hours.