Today this Buddhist temple is tranquil, but when the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, it was anything but.
The symposium will be held Sept. 20 and Sept. 21.
The upcoming Cambodian Community Day 2010, an annual event showcasing Cambodian culture this Sunday, August 22, in Alexandria.
“Breaking The Silence” is a play designed to encourage people to talk among each other about their experiences under the Khmer Rouge.
All the performances will match the dual influences of both Buddhism and Hinduism in the “Gods of Angkor” exhibition.
While the Freer and Sackler galleries showcase rare Khmer bronzes in an ongoing exhibition, traditional Khmer silks are also on display.
The 93-minute film has won 16 awards in the US and other foreign countries, including the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.
Suon Bun Rith is now at a summer fellowship program at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington.
Cambodians are among nearly 1,000 participants in the 10-day festival that represent 30 different Asian countries.
The award-winning Khmer Rouge documentary “Enemies of the People” is expected to be shown in Cambodia in July.
The stupa, which includes a Buddha relic on the third tier, took three years to build with money from Cambodian across the US.