Smot is performed at funerals, she told “Hello VOA” on Monday, “to prompt people to think about the meaning of their lives.”
Filmmaker Thet Sambath said his work has contributed a small part to the Khmer Rouge history.
Thet Sambath and co-producer Rob Lemkin answered questions from nearly 50 people in the audience after the film.
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.