Cultural Exchange Between Indigenous People from Australia and Cambodia

On April 24, 2024, the Bophana Center felt very honored to co-organize an event with the Australian Embassy under the theme “Preserving Indigenous Identity Through Art and Film” for a dialogue of different members from the Tumpoun, Kreung, Kui and Gamilaraay communities from Cambodia and Australia. This created a unique platform for dialogue, understanding, and cultural exchange. Continue reading…

A Presentation of Bophana Center at FIAF 2024 Symposium: Film Archives in the Global South

Exciting News from Bophana Center!
We are thrilled to share that Mr. CHEA Sopheap, Director of Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, recently delivered a captivating presentation highlighting our ongoing efforts in audiovisual archives preservation and accessibility. Moreover, we are proud to continue nurturing the filmmaking talents of Cambodian youth to document their communities.
In addition, Jason Sanders from the BAMPFA team presented on the collaborative work between BAMPFA and Bophana Center at the “FIAF 2024 Symposium: Film Archives in the Global South” held between April 21-26, 2024. This symposium, organized by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and hosted by the Thai Film Archives in Thailand, provided a platform for meaningful discussions and exchanges.

By sharing our mission and achievements spanning over 17 years, Bophana Center has gained increased awareness within the global film communities. We are grateful to FIAF for this invaluable opportunity. Special thanks also go to the Thai Film Archive for hosting such an amazing program.

We look forward to further collaborations and opportunities to contribute to the preservation and promotion of Cambodia’s rich audiovisual heritage!

The Bophana Center and Rei Foundation Limited are collaborating on the “𝗔𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆” project in Japan

The Bophana Center and Rei Foundation Limited are collaborating on the “𝗔𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆” project in Japan, aiming to preserve the experiences of individuals who survived the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and resettled in Japan through intergenerational interviews.

Here are some highlights of the training activities for Cambodian-Japanese trainees on history, oral history, and interview techniques conducted on March 21-22, 2024, marking the beginning of project implementation to ensure accurate information collection.

The project seeks to document and share the personal stories of Khmer Rouge survivors, encouraging both young and elder generations to engage with the past and transmit their messages. It aims to preserve personal histories and deepen understanding of the resettlement challenges faced by survivors. This project will serve as a platform for dialogue, reflection, resilience, and promoting awareness of shared history.