NEWS

Khmer Times

26 December 2019 by Srey Kumneth

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A roundtable discussion on various issues related to women dubbed “I am a daughter” has come to its last edition in 2019 on Sunday at Meta House, with an emphasis on the lives of women in urban society.

The female empowerment project was a result of collaboration between Khmer Art Action and Cambodian-German Cultural Association, which is aimed at giving women from all walks of life, “a voice” on female-related topics.

According to the organisers, the discussion is not only a platform for influential women to share their experience, but every woman who wishes to share their personal stories while exchanging feedbacks from guest speakers.

Khmer Times

31 May 2019 by Say Tola

Like all the other art forms, Lakhorn Niyeay suffered during the wars. People were all trying to survive, leaving behind tradition, culture and religion. But even when peace was brought back, the fading art struggled to keep up. Say Tola profiles Soung Sopheak, the man who is trying to revive Lakhorn Niyeay and to cast spotlight on spoken theatre once again.

Lakhorn Niyeay or Spoken Theatre was once a popular art in the Kingdom in the 1940s. The performance art is solely based on the characters’ speeches and the storylines usually depict deep social issues of the present time.”

Khmer Times

28 March 2019 by Say Tola

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“When I became a student of a theatre director at Royal University of Fine Arts during the 1990s, I was able to witness an impressive performance of the ‘The Miserable Line’ performed by my instructors. By having that chance to see them, I was inspired to read the script of the whole story. There are a lot of educational messages in it, such as the consequences of being addicted to alcohol, the art of negotiation, reconciliation of conflicts as well as the intervention of third party to end the conflict. I really see that it does reflects not just on family level but also on a national level. Though the story is almost 60 year old, it still suits our current society well,” said Soung Sopheak, founder and director of Khmer Art Action.