1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

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1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

Post by ExPenhMan » Wed May 11, 2016 11:51 am

This 8+ minute movie was posted on the Phnom Penh expat FB pages. You will get very tired of the music so get ready to punch the Mute key. The movie comes from the Cambodia Skyline FB pages, which I never knew existed but are very nice to check out.

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Re: 1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

Post by Sailorman » Wed May 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Where is the trash and garbage we now have in the streets everywhere. Is it that they just took pictures of clean places or is Cambodia now choking on its own garbage?
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Re: 1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

Post by John Bingham » Wed May 11, 2016 12:26 pm

Sailorman wrote:Where is the trash and garbage we now have in the streets everywhere. Is it that they just took pictures of clean places or is Cambodia now choking on its own garbage?
There wouldn't have been much plastic garbage then, but they only show sanitized looking places. If they showed any local villages they were as scruffy as they are now.

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Charles de Gaulle in the early 1960s as the city was expanding west.
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Re: 1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

Post by timmydownawell » Wed May 11, 2016 12:31 pm

Wow, looks like Pleasantville
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Re: 1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

Post by Duncan » Wed May 11, 2016 1:27 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Sailorman wrote:Where is the trash and garbage we now have in the streets everywhere. Is it that they just took pictures of clean places or is Cambodia now choking on its own garbage?
There wouldn't have been much plastic garbage then,


but they only show sanitized looking places. If they showed any local villages they were as scruffy as they are now.

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Charles de Gaulle in the early 1960s as the city was expanding west.

From my memories, I cannot remember plastic bags and polystyrene containers being used in the early 1960's
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Re: 1960s colour movie of Phnom Penh

Post by mammothboy2 » Wed May 11, 2016 6:38 pm

In those days, the God-King was liable to be infuriated if any visiting journo wrote anything negative (about urban slums or corruption or the repression of opposition to the God-King's rule) and journos who displeased were NOT permitted a second visa.

This agreeable propaganda piece is on the same level as ALBANIA TODAY, GDR REVIEW and CHINA RECONSTRUCTS back in the old days.
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