Saturday, August 8, 2009

I'm outta here

Just got a couple of minutes before I get outta here and along to Meta House to screen the first-ever Cambodia showing of the the documentary Aki Ra's Boys, by director duo Lynn Lee and James Leong. We will kick-off the screening at 7pm. The film focuses on Boreak, who lost his right arm in a landmine accident and who tries his best not to go to school. He's a bit of a rascal, but a likeable one. I hear that now, a couple of years after the film was made, Boreak is now almost a changed boy, studious and well-behaved. The film also introduces Aki Ra, who has been demining Cambodia almost single-handedly for years and hosts the landmine museum near Banteay Srei, as well as a home for children like Boreak.
I'm just back from the oven that is the Olympic Stadium. Only one game this afternoon and that saw Preah Khan retake top spot in the Cambodian Premier League, with a run-of-the-mill 4-1 success against struggling Post Tel. It was so damn hot. Hats off to the two teams for doing their best in those conditions. A 2pm kick-off (it was televised so a later start wasn't possible) is murder to play football in. I tried it when I was turning out forBayon Wanderers (ah, the good old days), so I know how hard it really is. I'll post my match report when I get back later tonight.

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