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The Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project is an initiative by Phil Jablon to document the architecture and atmostphere of stand-alone movie theaters throughout Southeast Asia. Through photography, observation, research and interviews, he has built a visual archive of the architecture, spatial typology and cultural life that the stand-alone theaters embody.
He has conducted fieldwork in more than half of Thailand’s provinces, most of Laos and more than a dozen cities in Myanmar. For the next phase, he will take the project into Cambodia to document what remains of its once-vibrant movie-going culture. Click to help fund him through Kickstarter.
Pansodan Books will be publishing a book of Phil Jablon’s work on Burmese cinemas… and maybe on the Cambodian ones too, if this project can get going. Only one week left to fund this interesting research on a popular art and its rôle in Southeast Asian towns.
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