Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August highlights

A tourist looks at some of the photo images found in Secrets of S-21, to be screened at Meta House on 27th August
A quick look at the highlights as I view them, to be seen at Meta House in Phnom Penh this month. I'm involved in two film nights, starting this Saturday (8 August) when I present Aki Ra's Boys, the story of a young Cambodian landmine survivor Boreak, in a double-bill with Ian White's UXO in Laos. Then on Thursday 27th I will screen two documentaries from the 1990s, Secrets of S-21 and Cambodian Odyssey, both with photography as their main element. In between you can see Skye Fitzgerald's Bombhunters on Sunday 9th, the launch of the Vann Molyvann Project on Tuesday 18th and a look at evictions in Cambodia on Saturday 22nd. There's a lot more besides. One exhibition that you won't be seeing is the Miss Landmine Cambodia 2009 show which was due to open this coming Friday. The Cambodian government have pulled the plug on the competition being held here in Cambodia, including a photo exhibition of the 20 Khmer female contestants, though it will probably continue online.

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Blogger mythicaldude said...

Are you saying that the government censored a photography exhibition at meta House?

I thought Cambodia was a democracy where rule by law was the order of the day and where free speech was not only allowed, but encouraged.


August 6, 2009 at 1:15 AM  

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