Ieu Pannakar

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Ieu Pannakar
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
March 25, 1999
Nominated by Norodom Sihanouk
Personal details
Born (1931-02-21) February 21, 1931 (age 86)
Nationality  Cambodian
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Oum Sophanith
Relations Ieu Koeus (father)

Ieu Pannakar (Khmer: អៀវ បណ្ណាការ; born February 21, 1931) is a Cambodian film director and senator. Among the first Cambodians to study film making, he is one of Cambodia's pioneering film directors.[1] He is a co-founder (with fellow Cambodian director Rithy Panh) of Bophana: The Audio-Visual Resource Center - Cambodia. Pannaker serves as honorary president of Bophana's oversight organisation, the ARPAA, or Association pour la recherche, la production et l’archivage des documents audiovisuels.

Pannaker serves in the Senate of Cambodia, as a nominee of King Norodom Sihamoni.[2] He has also headed the cinematic division of the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. He is the son of former Prime Minister of Cambodia Ieu Koeus. He held office for nine days in 1949.


  1. ^ "Cambodian filmmaking up to the 1970s". Visiting Arts and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Ieu Pannakar". Retrieved 2007-07-18. 

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