Archive for May, 2006

Fw: architecture events 4 and 11 june 06….

Saturday, May 27th, 2006
khmer architecture tours 

2 events: bassac/theatre tour, and a one-off cyclo trip in the old town…

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sunday 4 june 06: 
a morning tour of the Preah Suramarit National Theatre and the Front du Bassac 
The National Theatre building, designed by Vann Molyvann and owned by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, is still partly in use despite it semi-ruinous state, caused by extensive fire damage to the auditorium in 1994 and subsequent lack of maintenance. The foyer, which is a remarkable play of light and geometry, is still a rehearsal space for the dancers and musicians who perform around the world. The auditorium, which would have seated over 1,000, was remarkable for its flexibility and its removeable rear wall. The future of the building is uncertain but it is likely that it will be demolished soon, perhaps to make way for a shopping centre or TV studio. This may be the last tour we can arrange.
The tour will first take a short walk around the area known as the Front du Bassac, planned in the 1960s to be a ‘civic and cultural centre’, and hopefully visit the well-known White Building (also in poor condition), before visiting the theatre. 

Sitho and Ratana will lead the tour, which will start at 9.00am and end around 11.00am. Sorry no children, due to the condition of the buildings. Cost is $1 Cambodians, $5 Others. 
Booking is essential, as places are limited. Please email us to request a place and we will send you details of where we start.
We ask that you provide your name and mobile telephone number, otherwise we can’t take your booking. Thanks. 
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sunday 11 june 06, morning: 
a cyclo tour of central Phnom Penh 
This is a one-off, small group cyclo tour using the Walking Map we recently released and which is available for download from our web site: www.ka-tours.org. The TV channel BBC World have expressed interest in filming the tour for a travel programme; thus there will be a camera man and producer on the trip.
The tour will be in the morning and be free; time to be confirmed. Cyclos (and cyclo drivers) will be provided. We will see if we have time to do the whole tour; this is the first time we have done this, so some flexibility is requested. You will have the opportunity to talk to camera about your experience!

Booking is essential, as places are few. Again, please email us to request a place and we will send you details of where/when we start.
We ask that you provide your name and mobile telephone number. Thanks. 
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geoffrey pyle and jane martin
co-coordinator
khmer architecture tours
tours of modern architecture in cambodia
www.ka-tours.org

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The Return

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Here is another chance to see the fabulous performance from Epic Arts. “The
Return” will be showing at ISPP on Norodom Boulevard on Saturday June 3rd at
6.30 pm.

the return

The Return is the culmination of a three week project in which Cambodian and
European artists, disabled and non-disabled, have collaborated to create a
performance piece including dance, music and theater. The show features
performances by Cambodia’s first professional disabled dancers, with music
recorded by Cambodia’s Master musicians. The piece is based loosely around
a Cambodian folk story, Wolf Mountain, and touches on issues of integration.
Epic Arts are the first professional integrated performance group in the sub
region, and are about to begin a tour representing Cambodia in Thailand.

Tonight and tomorrow at CCF

Thursday, May 25th, 2006
CE SOIR AU CENTRE CULTUREL FRANCAIS / tonight at CCF
 
conférence 
Du champ à l’assiette,
Agriculture et environnement au cambodge,
 
Jeudi 25 mai, à 18h30, au cinéma du CCF. / Thursday the 25th of May- 6.30pm – French Cultural Center
 
Le modèle dominant d’agriculture au Cambodge génère pollution de l’air, de l’eau et des sols, contamination des aliments par les pesticides, engrais chimiques et dioxines, dispersion des OGM, et un processus de désertification. Se pose ainsi le réel défi de la sécurité alimentaire tout en préservant l’environnement et la santé du consommateur.
Des alternatives durables existent, mises en œuvre par des opérateurs au Cambodge. Ce programme souhaite vous apporter des clefs de compréhension factuelles sur cet enjeu de société.
 
1 Film (10-15 mn)
3 Présentations (30 mn)
- CEDAC : pesticides et OGM au Cambodge
- PUAC : produire et commercialiser sans résidus de pesticides
- GERES Cambodge : (1) cuisiner écolo, (2) déchets textiles et dioxines
Questions-réponses animées par Minh Cuong LE QUAN (30 mn)
 
Mais aussi…
 
Le week-end du 27 mai : marché bio dans le jardin du CCF.
 
 
 
DEMAIN SOIR AU CENTRE CULTUREL FRANCAIS / tomorrow evening at CCF
 

Rencontre / Meeting
Alain Deloche…
“Comme un éléphant blanc” : Agir à coeur ouvert.
 
Vendredi 2mai à 18h30, au cinéma du CCF / Friday the 26th of May - at French Cultural Center. 6.30pm
 
Alain Deloche, chef du pôle cardiovasculaire de l’Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, Cofondateur de Médecins sans Frontières et de Médecins du Monde, grand ami du Cambodge, viendra présenter au CCF son ouvrage “Comme un éléphant blanc”. Témoignage exceptionnel, ce livre est aussi un grand roman d’aventures qui relate les défis inimaginables des pionniers de la chirurgie cardiaque, les progrès fantastiques accomplis au cours de ces dernières décennies, l’angoisse d’un chirurgien qui tient la vie au bout de ses doigts : un ouvrage humain, surprenant, émouvant, parfois drôle, qui nous concerne tous.
 
 
Centre Culturel Français du Cambodge
Phnom Penh : 218 rue Kéo Chea (184) – Phnom Penh – tel : 00 (855) 23 213 124 / 125
e-mail : info@ccf-cambodge.org

Events at French Cultural Center

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Le Centre Culturel Français vous invite :
> A la conférence Du champ à l’assiette, agriculture et environnement au
> cambodge,
Jeudi 25 mai, à 18h30, au cinéma du CCF.
Le modèle dominant d’agriculture au Cambodge génère pollution de l’air, de
l’eau et des sols, contamination des aliments par les pesticides, engrais
chimiques et dioxines, dispersion des OGM, et un processus de
désertification. Se pose ainsi le réel défi de la sécurité alimentaire tout
en préservant l’environnement et la santé du consommateur.

Rencontre

> A la rencontre Alain Deloche ” Comme un éléphant blanc ” : Agir à cœur
> ouvert,
Vendredi 26 mai à 18h30, au cinéma du CCF.
Alain Deloche, chef du pôle cardiovasculaire de l’Hôpital Européen
Georges-Pompidou, Cofondateur de Médecins sans Frontières et de Médecins du
Monde, grand ami du Cambodge, viendra présenter au CCF son ouvrage “Comme un
éléphant blanc”. Témoignage exceptionnel, ce livre est aussi un grand roman
d’aventures qui relate les défis inimaginables des pionniers de la chirurgie
cardiaque, les progrès fantastiques accomplis au cours de ces dernières
décennies, l’angoisse d’un chirurgien qui tient la vie au bout de ses doigts
: un ouvrage humain, surprenant, émouvant, parfois drôle, qui nous concerne
tous.

The French Cultural Center is honored to invite you:
> To the Conference Du champ à l’assiette, agriculture et environnement au
> cambodge
Thursday the 25th of May- 6.30pm – at the movie theatre of French Cultural
Center
> To the meeting Alain Deloche ” Comme un éléphant blanc ” : Agir à cœur
> ouvert,
friday the 26th of May – at French Cultural Center. 6.30pm.

Centre Culturel Français du Cambodge
Phnom Penh : 218 rue Kéo Chea (184) – Phnom Penh – tel : 00 (855) 23 213 124
/ 125
e-mail : i...@ccf-cambodge.org cult...@ccf-cambodge.org

3rd Annual Cinema Cambodia Film Festival

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
3rd Annual Cinema Cambodia Festival
When: Saturday, May 27, 2006
Where: Pannasastra University, Rooftop Amphitheater
No. 184 Norodom Boulevard (South of Independence Monument)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Begins 9:30 am, Lunch 12-2, resumes at 2pm.
(cheers to Indieloop and Camerado for info)