Jean-Baptiste Phou

Jean-Baptiste Phou, a French-Cambodian born in Paris in 1981, lives in Phnom Penh. A multidisciplinary artist, he has worked as an actor in Cambodia, the United States and France. He wrote and directed the play Cambodge, me voici ! (l'Asiathèque. 2017, bilingual), directed the film la Langue de ma mère (Prix du public du film documentaire au Festival international des cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul, 2022) and is the author of Coming Out of My Skin (Seagull Books, 2023). His work explores issues of identity, exile and the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

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