More than 400 films were produced during Cambodian cinema’s halcyon days, but only 35 survived.
Sophiline Cheam Shapiro says show is about the abuse of power and is a mythic representation of some of Cambodia’s modern woe.
In the US, kickboxing is undertaken more for exercise than for sport, with enthusiasts taking on the martial art to keep in shape.
Aside from promoting trade, the business association also seeks to promote Cambodian culture.
They were treated to a wide variety of music, from traditional and folk to rap and hip hop.
As it has in the past, the festival opened with blessings to chase away evil spirits, bad karma and ill luck.
The collection spurred a conference on the conservation of art, brief courses on Cambodian culture, art, religion and food.
In November, the performance is expected to move to Rwanda, where an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in a 1994 genocide.
It’s not the kind of place you would expect to find one of the best collections of Khmer art in the US. But it’s here.
The profits will go toward helping Caring for Cambodia, an NGO that helps more than 6,000 students.
“Extraordinary Chambers” is showing at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles through July 3.
Survivors were invited to draw what they could remember of the Khmer Rouge, from torture to lost family members.