Views of Phnom Penh: before and during the Sangkum
Slide show and video from various collection of Bophana archive database, 74 min, suitable for all language speaker
Presented as a part of the public program of The Vann Molyvann Project: Summer School 2015 at SA SA BASSAC, this evening brings together the selections from the Bophana archives focusing on views of Phnom Penh before and during the Sangkum. Slide shows of rare photographic collections by individuals committed to documenting the capital include Mami Palgen (1942-1962) and Adolf Scherl (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.