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The man who painted Cambodian cinema’s ‘Golden Age’

Moeun Chhay, a self-taught artist, earned 900 riel per month as a teenager painting advertising hoardings for Cambodian films playing in Battambang. He was probably the last representative of this skill who worked prior to the Khmer Rouge era. Chhay’s livelihood as a teenager in Battambang in the 1960s was the cinema. He was one …

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