The Missing Picture (2013) - dir. Rithy Panh // Cambodia
Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, The Missing Picture explores filmmaker Rithy Panh’s quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Panh uses intricately detailed clay figurines intercut with archival footage he could find to relay what is indelibly recorded in his memory, he creates the missing pictures of what does not exist in photograph or film.
An education in vegetables, Russian Market
I love going to the local markets because I am always curious to have a look at a country’s produce. Singapore does not really have much local farming products.
My Khmer friend who used to study in Singapore brought me around the market, giving me a quick and dirty low-down of different vegetables used in the Khmers cuisine. From banana leaves, pumpkin flowers to lilly bulbs, lilly stems, and hycinthas, there’s way more parts of the vegetables Khmers creatively use in their cuisine as compared to the Chinese.
Khmer Boxing is a Dance…
Choreographer Manou Phuon continues her investigation on how to use khmer boxer’s moves into a contemporary dance narrative with the dancers from Amrita Performing Arts. For those who know about khmer boxing it might seem obvious but it isn’t. It is about trial and error. It is about analysis and perfection. It is about coordination. About getting rid of the superfluous, about not betraying either side. A fascinating quest.
And HERE is a small multimedia piece about ‘brodal serei’…
—at Bakong Temple
I’m gonna take a short break from Doctor Who gifs and Harry Potter quotes, and also, I’m gonna ask for your attention, as I have to tell you a little story, it’ll only take a couple of minutes and I’ll try to make it as short as possible.
This is my home, the…
Happy Christmakwanzakah, in Phnom Penh style!
My third single “All Lies” is now available on iTunes! Please help support me and my team by downloading it. I believe you will enjoy this new R&B song. It is something new for me, but always wanted to do. We can change how the music industry works but I need your support. Your downloads will be my strength to push further with this new music. So please, please download it jah. Awkun!
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WOAH. Khmer music is so different from what I grew up with..
Our traditional music will always be a huge part of our culture. I will never let go of it or forget about it. But I do want to push myself and our music industry to try moving forward - not passed the classics, but beyond all of the plagiarism that many Cambodians find as an embarrassment. I want people to see that Cambodian artists are capable of creating and producing new, all original works. I really want Khmer youth across the globe to be proud of Khmer music and art.
I really hope that I can get support from people overseas to help make these visions come true.
<3 Meas Soksophea