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

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

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.