December 30, 2020

Greeting and Thank You Note from Rithy Panh

Dear friends,

This year has been incredibly challenging for all of us, and we want to thank all of our friends and supporters who believe in our mission to document Cambodian culture and train the next generation’s filmmakers. In addition to the generosity of the individual donors who have helped us thrive in this difficult time, we have been honored to receive meaningful grants and sponsorships from an array of foundations, such as The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Sundance Institute, UNESCO, Oxfam, UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Give2Asia, which allowed us to sustain our ongoing projects and further our longstanding goals.

In particular, we are proud to foster creative spirit in our young filmmakers who persevered to produce their documentaries in spite of the difficulties of Covid-19. We look forward to sharing with you their excellent films amplifying the voices of indigenous peoples and under-represented groups, including raising awareness for elephant conservation in Northeast Cambodian. Even with the pandemic, we are finding ways to ensure that Bophana remains a space for our audience to enjoy Cambodian culture, history and cinema — whether in-person or remotely — and we are grateful for your interest in our work and contributions in making it possible.

With your support, we are ready for another productive year to come. You can DONATE here:

– In Cambodia, you can donate via ABA:
Account no. 000696709

– Give2Asia:

Sincerely thanks,

Rithy Panh,
Founder of Bophana Center