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Cambodia: After two years with censors, controversial film to be released

4 May 2015


Cambodian filmmaker Chhay Bora’s controversial drama 3.50 is finally set to be released two years after being submitted to the government’s film censors for review.

Produced by Bora and written by Justin Deimen, 3.50 is the fictional story of a US documentary filmmaker who submerges herself into the Phnom Penh human trafficking industry to save a young villager whose virginity is for sale.

The movie was slated for a 2013 premiere and was screened abroad, but it has taken almost two years for the Ministry of Culture and Fine Art’s Department of Film’s censorship board to make a decision. Under Cambodian law, all movies legally released in the Kingdom must be approved by the department.
Bora said the film was blocked over concerns that it would cast Cambodia in a bad light.


» Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.phnompenhpost.com



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