Luck be a sister By Sam Pauo 3 out of 4 stars They say you should follow your heart. But the heart can be a bad guide at times. It can lead you down the wrong path, to chance encounters with the wrong people, and even a brush with death. [...]
One Evening After the War (1998) After the end of the Cambodian Civil War, people in Cambodia struggled in their return to their normal lives. Among them is a kickboxer Savannah (Narith Roeun). A survivor of the war, who lost most of his family to the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, he lives with his uncle in Phnom Penh. Savannah begins a romance with a 19-year-old bar girl, Srey Poeuv (Chea Lyda Chan). She is humiliated by her debts to the bar's owner, and is forced to keep working.
After the Khmer Rouge killed both her parents, Theary Seng and her surviving family trekked across the border for Thailand (November 1979) and emigrated to the U.S. one year later. She wrote the book Daughter of the Killing Fields, (London 2005). Fierce, highly intelligent, courageous, and beautiful, Theary Seng has dedicated her life to finding and forwarding peace and justice for her people. She is one of my sheros. Her website: ThearySeng.com #shero #author #hero #peace #activist
Four Khmericans ran for government office in the state of Massachusetts in 2011, but only two came out victoriously. The winners are Hong Net, now serving as one of the Councilors at Large for the City of Lynn, and our number ninth pick, Vesna Nuon, who became the second successful Cambodian American ever to take a seat on the Lowell City Council, a feat only accomplished by Rithy Uong in 1999. Prior to his appointment, Nuon has a decorated past full of awards and services to community…
ANIDA YEOU ALI is a first generation Muslim Khmer woman born in Cambodia and raised in Chicago. IMAGE: Anida shared her disappointment a few days after vandals defaced her exhibit at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which addressed racial profiling and the rise of violence and hate directed at Muslims in the post-9/11 era, was vandalized with large caricatures and a word bubble highlighting the text “Kill all Arabs”.
Ok’s artistic prowess has intensified since we began following his work in late 2009. The multi-talented 20-something Long Beach resident is an artist, teacher, and cultural activist who in 2011 earned the prestigious honor of being a TED Fellow for his experimental work in Cambodian classical dance, much of which addresses LGBT issues. Currently, Prum is the Project Director and Executive Editor of VoiceWaves, a non-profit that fosters youth-driven journalism. #prumok Photo Credit: James…
Tep Sodachan (1968) Tep Sodachan (Khmer: រឿងទិព្វសូដាច័ន្ទ) is a widely acclaimed Cambodian film released in 1968 by Van Chan Pheap Yun. It was directed by Lay Nguon Heng and stars Kong Sam Oeurn, Vichara Dany, and Saksi Sbong. It has become one of the more enduring creations from the nation's pre-communist era and copies are still sold today.