Un lecteur du quotidien The Phnom Penh Post s'interroge sur l'avenir du cinéma au Cambodge : "Perhaps what Cambodia needs is not so much a film industry […], but a vibrant and supported film culture. A film culture where new voices are encouraged, risks are conceived and training is provided for the first tentative steps."

"We learn from our mistakes. We don’t ask school children to write novels or paint like Picasso; we ask them to paint a picture or tell a story. We offer encouragement. We know that mistakes will be made along the way. But we appreciate that in the mistakes, the greatest lessons are learned. Creativity can’t be taught. It can’t be bought. It can only be nurtured. And there is an evident need to nurture a new generation of young Cambodian filmmakers and support them through their first efforts."

Il ajoute : "At the same time, government can’t talk about an industry on one side and then regulate the content on the other. That freedom of expression may result in negative portrayals of the Kingdom. But it will also give a new generation of voices the confidence to try. Did the Romanian film 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days result in a negative attitude to Romania, or did it make international audiences think instead of Romania as a country with a strong film voice, culturally alive and proud?"

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Source : The Phnom Penh Post, 22/10/10