Bophana Films Shine Light on Today’s Cambodia
The Bophana Center is several things – archive, memorial and promoter of filmmaking in Cambodia. Since its founding in 2006, a major focus has been to revitalize the film industry by training the country’s youth in film and broadcast technology.
Academy Award nominated director Rithy Panh, the center’s co-founder describes the mission:
Cambodia is a young country, and we must give prospects to the youth. The past tells us what may happen tomorrow; and images are here to make us think and feed us; it is a great strength to move forward. Education helps us analyze the images and master the techniques; creation enables us to speak up but also express what we see and how we feel.
Ten of the center’s recent works are screening at CTFF 2019. These films paint a strong and stark portrait of life in Phnom Penh of those who exist at bottom rung of the economic ladder and struggle not just to survive, but to thrive also.
Five Questions for Anti-Archive
Anti-Archive is a Cambodian film production company formed in 2014 to produce dramatic and documentary features and short films.
Q: Who and what is Anti-Archive?
We are starting the scavenger hunt for Cambodia Town Film Festival tickets today. The forms, with the scavenger hunt and certificate in it, are on the center display at Mark Twain Library located at 1401 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813. The display has some VHS-style boxes on it, as well. The boxes are for the BOPHANA Center films that are being screened on Sunday at 11:00am. The screenings for those films is free.
Here is the basic information and “rules” for the scavenger