Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kick start the Cambodian phase

SEA Movie Theater Project readers! For the next month I'll be on in a bid to raise funds for a survey of Cambodia's movie theaters. Below is a promotional video for this phase of the project.

With any luck, the SEA Movie Theater Project will be Cambodia-bound in a few months to collect images and histories of this waning aspect of Khmer pop culture. Like all the country's of Southeast Asia, where progress runs roughshod over its recent cultural past, Cambodia's old cinemas are highly endangered artifacts. There's little time to waste in getting started documenting them.

And if you've ever wondered who this so-called "Projectionist" character really is, have a look at the video below, my identity is revealed.


  1. Hey Phil, great to see you're headed to Cambodia to add that chapter to your studies.

    Good luck with the fundraising, too.

    If you have any questions about the Cambodian vintage movie theaters I do know well here, especially the 4 vintage theaters in Kampot (where we held the CamboFest in 2009, at the old cinema house we re-discovered and documented, the 'Royal', and the Makara nearby) kindly drop me a line.

    There are also a bunch in Battambang waiting for you, but I hope you can find more that even us long-time foreign movie afficianados in Cambodia don't know about!

    All the Best, Hope we Can meet Again,

    J Rosette / Camerado

  2. I love what you're doing in Cambodia and wish you the best of luck with your fundraising. Just thought I'd pass that along!