American Film Showcase Comes to Cambodia – Public Screening

Released on May 18, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is hosting a cultural exchange from May 19-24 featuring U.S. filmmakers Robin Hauser and Heather Courtney..  This program is part of the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase initiative, which brings American films and artists together with audiences worldwide.

Ms. Courtney and Ms. Hauser are both award-winning documentary filmmakers, with experience in all aspects of film development, production, and distribution.  Ms. Courtney will hold workshops for university students and emerging filmmakers on film distribution and marketing, while Ms. Hauser will be screening her award-winning documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (, which examines the reasons that women are under-represented in the field of software engineers.

The U.S. Embassy will host a free public screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at Major Cineplex in AEON Mall at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22.  Tickets are available through the Bophana Center at 011-550-590.  Members of the media who wish to cover this screening are required to register with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section via telephone at 023-728-258 or by e-mail at no later than Sunday, May 21, at 6 p.m.  Ms. Courtney and Ms. Hauser will be available for interviews.

The American Film Showcase is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, with collaboration from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.