Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Don't forget this Saturday night's 7.30pm screening of The Golden Voice, a 25-minute short film by Greg Cahill, who will present his film and take part in a Q&A session after the screening, at the Meta House on Street 264 near Wat Botum in Phnom Penh. The film was a big hit when shown at the CamboFest last year and has been an ever-present at many of the film festivals in the United States ever since. Cahill's plans are to extend the film into a full-length movie bio of one of Cambodia's best-loved female singers Ros Sereysothea. As part of the vibrant rock n' roll scene that flourished in Cambodia during the 1960s, Ros Sereysothea was dubbed 'the golden voice of the royal capital' by Prince Sihanouk. As her career soared to an unprecedented level of success, Phnom Penh and Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge regime and artists and intellectuals were targeted for execution - could Cambodia's most famous star avoid detection? - find out on Saturday.