| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
It's good to welcome back to the big screen "The Missing Picture," one of the five foreign language Oscar nominees, a personal and unexpected documentary that mixes media in an unusual way to very potent effect. Directed by Rithy Panh, "Missing Picture"...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:27 PM
There's a pizza restaurant in Vancouver where you can munch on a pizza while you vape some weed. And if you're looking for an even bigger high, you can order pot as a pizza topping.
Mega Ill Pizzaria [sic] Cafe let's you add pot to your pizza for $10....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Acclaimed French scribe/helmer Regis Wargnier, whose best known for his Oscar-winning "Indochine," has teamed up with Sidonie Dumas' Gaumont and Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh to bring Francois Bizot's bestselling autobiographical novel "The Gate" to...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Oscar foreign-language film nominations have in the past tended to be dramas centering around families, the Holocaust or both. European countries, meanwhile, have tended to dominate the race. This year the nominations are more diverse, with the films...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Killing Fields" premiered 30 years ago as more than the first major film to explore the atrocities of Pol Pot's reign of terror in Cambodia in the 1970s.
The film "changed my life," said actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Oscar nomination playing...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam grew up with an unbridled passion for her native Cambodia. Though she was just a toddler when she and her family fled the country in 1979 and settled in Stockton, her parents would tell Mam and her siblings about the atrocities...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Cambodian government troops opened fire on striking garment workers demonstrating for higher wages Friday, killing at least four and drawing condemnation from the United States and human rights groups.
The violence in Phnom Penh's Veng Sreng...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Motion Picture Academy on Friday released the shortlist of nine foreign-language films that will pass to the next round of the race, and it contained the category's characteristic mix of favorites and surprises.
While some of the films making the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:30 PM
If documentaries were judged on the worthiness of their subjects, "Beatocello's Umbrella" -- about Beat Richner, the doctor/musician who plays the cello around the world to support the five state-of-the-art Cambodian children's hospitals he founded and...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Many Southeast Asians and others around the world owe their thanks to the Coca-Cola Company.
No, I'm not expressing gratitude for the sugary drinks that can help make people fat. But to make those drinks, Coke is one of the world's largest sugar...