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Full Name Rithy Panh
Profession Director
Date of Birth April 18 , 1964
Current Age 59 years
Birth Country Cambodia
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 59 years old)

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Rithy Panh is one of the famous Director, who was born on the memorable day of April 18 in the year 1964. Rithy Panh is a proud citizen of Cambodia.

Writer who directed the films S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and The Land of the Wandering Souls.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Rithy Panh continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Rithy Panh
Popular As: Rithy Panh
First Name: Rithy
Last Name: Panh
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 18
Birth Year: 1964
Age: 59-years
Education: Institut des hautes études cinématographiques


He became interested in directing while studying at the Institut des hautes etudes cinematographiques.

He won a Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Award for his 2013 work The Missing Picture.


He was born to a schoolteacher and primary-schools inspector. He and his family were exiled from Cambodia in 1975 by the Khmer Rouge, which was led by Pol Pot .

Rithy Panh Timeline

Rithy Panh's works are from an authoritative viewpoint, because his family were expelled from Phnom Penh in 1975 by the Khmer Rouge.
Rithy's family suffered under the regime, and after he saw his parents, siblings and other relatives die of overwork or malnutrition, he managed to escape to Thailand in 1979, where he lived for a time in a refugee camp at Mairut.
His first documentary feature film, Site 2, about a family of Cambodian refugees in a camp on the Thai-Cambodian border in the 1980s, was awarded "Grand Prix du Documentaire" at the Festival of Amiens. .
He returned to Cambodia in 1990, while still using Paris as a home base. .
His 1994 film, Rice People, is told in a docudrama style, about a rural family struggling with life in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia.
The 2000 documentary, The Land of the Wandering Souls, also told of a family's struggle, as well as showing a Cambodia entering the modern age, chronicling the hardships of workers digging a cross-country trench for Cambodia's first optical fiber cable. .