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AsiaLENS - The Man Who Built Cambodia

Event Type
Film Screening
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies/Asian Educational Media Service; Spurlock Museum
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana)
Feb 11, 2020   7:00 pm  
Free and open to the public
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The Man Who Built Cambodia from littleBIG Films on Vimeo.


This film explores the life of Vann Molyvann, an architect whose work came to represent a new identity for a country emerging from independence, and whose incredible story encompasses Cambodia's turbulent journey as a modern nation. In Cambodia's post-independence period, Molyvann had been at the center of a renaissance, developing a distinctive architectural style, New Khmer Architecture. Returning in the 1990s, Molyvann is marginalized from public life and many of his works are destroyed or neglected.

(A Film by Christopher Rompré and Haig Balian. 2015. 37 minutes.)

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