Ten times, twenty times movements are repeated, modified, refined, changed, perfected: the rehearsals for ‘Brodal Serei’, a choreography by Emmanuèle Phuon with the dancers from Amrita based on Khmer boxing go on and on and on… A short movie presentation can be seen HERE. A slideshow about Khmer bowing can be seen HERE.
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Following the targeting of the satirical weekly ‘Charlie Hebdo’ by three armed men and the assassination of 12 people in Paris, the French community of Phnom Penh, joined by many others, gathered (where else?) at the bar of the ‘Institut Français’ to pay respect to freedom of speech.
Three separate protests took place in the streets of Phnom Penh this morning. Two of them are nearly part of a ritual: Boeung Kak lake residents protesting at City Hall about finally, after several years, having a clear delimitation of the 12,44 Ha promised by Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the relocated railway community protesting […]
On the way back to Phnom Penh… sleepers.
Andrew Parker, a hot air balloon pilot on a 100 international locations tour to raise awareness on child education on behalf of an international NGO, blew up his aircraft near Wat Botum. A muddy countryside prevented him from lifting off…
I mean the discoveries I made and kinda’ liked during the three days I was in Siem Reap, the city of cultural mass-tourism and grinning crocs, for the Angkor Photo festival which goes on for a couple more days… During three projections I saw: Rasel Chowdhury (Bangladesh)- Life on Water: quiet, washed-out (what else?) colour […]
The 3rd demonstration of the day (see this morning HERE). Organised by the Boeung Kak lake community it appeals to the King and stresses the fact that a peacefull resolution to the political impasse must be found. Two days before the opening session of the new parliament this monday, the spirits amongst those who do […]
Even before the complaints on voting procedures were examined, the NEC (National Election Committee) announced virtually unchanged final results of the July 28th elections for the parliamentary elections, giving 68 seats to the CPP and 55 to the CNRP. The remaining CNRP leaders (CNRP’s President, Sam Rainsy, in a strange move, is in the U.S. […]