With When Clouds Fell From the Sky, a book released earlier this year, journalist Robert Carmichael gives a compelling account of a Cambodian diplomat who disappeared in Democratic Kampuchea, and his family’s decades-long search to find out what happened to … Continue reading
Books & Movies
We review books and movies that are about Cambodia, are set in Cambodia, or have some relevance to your life as an expat in Cambodia.
This month, the Siem Reap Women’s Book Club is reading A Clash of Innocents by American author Sue Guiney. Somehow the book, which is about the lives of Cambodia expats, didn’t make it onto my radar when it was published in … Continue reading
Today’s blog post is from Phnom Penh cinema buff and film critic, Niall Crotty, who for many years ran a Phnom Penh movie house. Film was once a hugely important and respected medium in Cambodia, with no less than King … Continue reading
Working in Cambodia: Perspectives on the Complexities of Cambodians and Expatriates Working Together by Leng Chhay and Jenny Pearson is a deceptively slim volume released by VBNK, an NGO that works to promote capacity development in Cambodia’s social development sector. … Continue reading
In many ways, the Cambodian art scene is still in its infancy, but draws on a long and powerful history of traditional Khmer arts. The Khmer Rouge period destroyed much of that history, but today young artists are working to … Continue reading
After doing stints in some of the UK’s most prestigious kitchens including Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, British journalist cum chef Alex Watts thought that he had experienced all of the challenges that the cheffing world had to offer. That is, … Continue reading