via Foreign Correspondent ABC News, 03 August 2023: Documentary on how Cambodia is seeking the repatriation of its stolen artefacts, featuring the return of the Cham bronzes from the National Gallery of Australia.
It’s been called the biggest art theft in history – thousands of statues stolen from temples across Cambodia and sold to private collectors and international museums, including here in Australia. Now a team of art sleuths, on behalf of the Cambodian Government, are on a mission to bring home the country’s cultural heritage. In this episode of Foreign Correspondent, the inside story of how Cambodia’s stolen antiquities are being tracked and returned in a global treasure hunt. South-East Asia correspondent Mazoe Ford travels with the restitution team as they journey across the country and over borders to identify, trace and reclaim Cambodia’s missing treasures.