The Cambodian government has banned a British documentary telling the story of a rainforest activist who was murdered by a military police officer in 2012.

Titled I Am Chut Wutty, the film follows the final months of the titular environmentalist who was shot dead at a police checkpoint while aiding two journalists in their witnessing og deforestation in the Cardamom mountain forests. It was due to be shown this week in an anniversary screening marking four years since his death.

However, the Cambodian Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion has disallowed the film from being shown on the grounds that British co-director Fran Lambrick was not permitted to make the film.

Lambrick, who met Wutty while researching in Cambodia in 2011, had begun shooting the documentary before his murder.

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