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Cambodia
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FAMOUS CAMBODIANS

VANN NATH
Vann Nath: He was born in 1946 and died in 2011 in Phnom Penh. He was a Cambodian painter, artist, writer and human rights activist who was one of a diverse group of writers from 22 countries to receive the prestigious Lillian Hellman/Hammett Award which recognizes courage in the face of political persecution which he faced during the Khmer Rouge.

RITHY PANH
Rithy Panh (born April 18, 1964 in Phnom Penh) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Cambodian documentary film director and screenwriter.
The French-schooled director's films focus on the aftermath of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Rithy Panh's works are from an authoritative viewpoint, because his family were expelled from Phnom Penh in 1975 by the Khmer Rouge. One after another, his father, mother, sisters and nephews died of starvation or exhaustion, as they were held in a remote labor camp in rural Cambodia.
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Official language(s): Khmer

Capital: Phnom Penh

Population: 14,1 mill.

Currency: Riel (KHR)