Cambodia's Circus School: Vaulting Young Performers to a Better Life
Phare Ponleu Selpak is an NGO school, that was founded in 1994 by nine young men who were refugees during Khmer Rouge, and has helped hundreds of vulnerable Cambodian children and adults from poverty.
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal.
“Pamina Devi,” inspired by Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” is the story of feuding between a queen and a king, and the princess caught between them.
The flexibility of Ali’s artwork about Cambodia’s history of violence, erasure, and resilience can be universally understood, Evans recently told VOA Khmer.
Cambodian audience members said they found the film touching, reminding them of Cambodia before the war and the Khmer Rouge. Some said the film made them feel proud to be Cambodian.
At a recent showing of the Cambodian rock documentary “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” in Maryland on April 29th, Cambodian audience members said they found the film touching, reminding them of Cambodia before the war and the Khmer Rouge. Some said the film made them feel proud to be Cambodian. The film examines a rare moment in Cambodian history, when the country was newly independent and where a rock and roll scene grew, thanks to influences from US radio coming from the armed forces in Vietnam. Menh Sothyvan, a singer and songwriter who survived the Khmer Rouge, told VOA Khmer's Ly Moryvan these rock songs have staying power. They were original and influential. “So we have kept conserved what is our from that time to now.”
The Sovereign Art Foundation has named Anida Yoeu Ali, a Cambodian American artist, winner of the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” is a slice of Cambodian life, showing how its pop culture was growing after the country’s independence from France.
An American documentary on Cambodia’s rock-and-roll scene from the 1950s and 1960s “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” screened this week in the suburbs of Washington.
A delegation from Cambodian Living Arts, which fosters Khmer art and culture, is visiting the US, seeking more support for its work.
Young students from Southeast Asian countries travel to the United States and engage in discussion on environmental sustainability, education and leadership, as part of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program.
The Cambodian-American Heritage group, which has worked around Washington to preserve Khmer culture, has been awarded a medal from the Cambodian government.
Scholars are looking at the prospects of freedom of religion and gender equality in Indonesia as a lesson for other countries in the region.
Little-known chapter of entertainment history captured in 80s documentary is revisited in new digitally remastered format and book.
The three-day event ran last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, and included a concert, traditional Cambodian games, art shows, product fairs and dances.
In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
The Khmer New Year is under way. Many people have left the bustling capital to see family in the Cambodian countryside, but in Phnom Penh, markets were busy Tuesday, as people bought fruits, banana trees and flower decorations to ring in the Year of the Goat.
In Cambodian tradition, the new year is brought by a spirit called a tevada - this year’s tevada is named Reaka Jak Sak Devy.
In the US, many Cambodians say the Khmer New Year is a way to keep their traditions alive.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
Mondulkiri province is known as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia's famed Ankor Wat temple where she spoke Saturday at a Peace Corps training event and also met with a group of girls at a school on the outskirts of Siem Reap. The visit is part of a two-nation trip meant to highlight a new global women's education initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived Friday in Cambodia for a three-day visit to promote girls’ education.
US First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Friday night, as part of her two-nation Asian trip to promote education for girls. VOA Khmer reports.
Indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life.
In Cambodia, girls face poverty, corruption and traditions that keep them at home or de-prioritize learning, especially compared to boys.
“The Magic Flute” will be a unique operatic performance, held in 2017 at the Chau Say Tevoda temple in Siem Reap.
Domestic violence remains a prevalent problem in post-war Cambodia, with more than 20 percent of men reportedly committing physical violence against women, according to the rights group Licadho.
Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle.
The pagoda houses monks from the restive minority community of Khmer Kampuchea Krom, an ethnic group that lives in today’s Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, who claim abuse at the hands of Vietnamese authorities.
Axelrod says the building boom during the past seven years has not benefited all segments of society, especially those from poor communities often evicted from desired real estate.
The students aged between 11 and 20 will be performing “Arirang,” a well-known Korean folk song and the music of a musical “The Phantom of the Opera.”