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Filmmaker Sees Work Banned at Cambodia Film Festival

While the newly-appointed minister of Culture and Fine Arts Pheoung Sakona was on stage praising Cambodian filmmakers for their efforts to bring fame back to Cambodian cinema industry at the launch of Cambodia International Film Festival held in Phnom Penh last weekend, renowned filmmaker Chhay Bora was listening quietly and clapping his hands at the end of her speech. This despite his latest feature film “3.50,” which he co-produced with a Singaporean filmmaker, being banned at cinemas in the country. “I hope the new minister who has been in office recently will probably consider opening up more for the art arena especially the film industry.” (Say Mony, Phnom Penh)