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Screening: Views of Phnom Penh: before and during the Sangkum

  • Bophana Center #64, Street 200 Oknha Men Phnom Penh Cambodia (map)

This evening brings together selections from the Bophana archives focusing on views of Phnom Penh before and during the Sangkum Reastr Niyum (1955-1970). Slide shows of rare photographic collections by individuals committed to documenting the capital include Mami Palgen (1942-1962) and Adolf Sherl (1966-1970), as well as anonymous short clips of a drive through the city in 1945 and labor at the construction of the airport in 1958. The program closes with Cambodia 1965, a documentary produced by Norodom Sihanouk promoting visions of "progress" in infrastructure, economy, education, public health, agriculture and industry during the Sangkum. In Khmer with English translation.