October 19, 2021

American Film Showcase Comes to Cambodia

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is hosting a cultural exchange from May 19-24, 2017 featuring U.S. filmmakers Robin Hauser and Heather Courtney.

According to the embassy's press release issued yesterday, this programme is part of the U.S. State Department's American Film Showcase initiative, which brings American films and artists together with audiences worldwide.

Ms. Courtney and Ms. Hauser are both award-winning documentary filmmakers, with experience in all aspects of film development, production, and distribution. Ms. Courtney will hold workshops for university students and emerging filmmakers on film distribution and marketing, while Ms. Hauser will be screening her award-winning documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (https://www.codedoc.co/), which examines the reasons that women are under-represented in the field of software engineers.

The U.S. Embassy will host a free public screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at Major Cineplex in AEON Mall, Phnom Penh at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Tickets are available through the Bophana Centre at 011-550-590.

The American Film Showcase is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre, with collaboration from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press