Archive for August, 2007

Meta-House Music Party and More

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
 WHAT HAPPENS THIS WEEK…. (THURSDAY 2 SUNDAY!!!)

THURSDAY, 6PM: MUSIC PARTY
* 30/08/07 “DAMN RIGHT I AM A KID”
Phnom Penh’s finest youth live and direct
feat. DJ Curly, OVC Hip Hop Team, NFC dancers & musicians –
presented by DJ SDEY. Special Guest: Mr. Chhhak (Oudong)

FRI/SAT, 7PM: CAMBO KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
* 31/08/07 “STOP THE SEX TRADE!”
“THE VICTIM”: First Cambodian feature film on human trafficking
and: “MIGRATING FORCED ME INTO PROSTITUTION”
Short Doc by Khieu Sansana, Moul Sophorn and Chhor Veasna
* 01/09/07 “MY KHMER HEART”
Award-winning documentary about the life and work of Australian Geraldine Cox, mother to orphan children, in the ever-shifting political landscape
of Cambodia in the mid-late 1990s.

SUNDAY, 7PM: TOP CINEMA – SET IN ASIA
* 02/09/07 “THE QUIET AMERICAN” w/Michael Caine
Anthony Minghella’s highly acclaimed feature film opens
our new cinema series SET IN ASIA. Discussion will follow the film –
presented by Florianne Wild, Ph.D in French and film.

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On-Going ART EXHIBITION: PEACE PROJECT
with artworks by over 250 Cambodian kids
facilitated by A. Mithers (USA) and S. Masoumbeiki (Iran)

PLEASE COME AND HAVE A LOOK!
Best, Nico Mesterharm (director)

 
META HOUSE
Street 264, #6
Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, PP
Mobil 012- 607 465
Homepage:
www.meta-house.com

24th/25th: CHILD AID FILM FESTIVAL @ META

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Dear Friends and Art Lovers!

Tonite, Thursday, 6PM, we will open the PEACE ART EXHIBITION with artworks
of over 200 Cambodian children – facilitated by Amanda Mithers (USA) and
Setareh Masoumbeiki (Iran).

On the weekend (FRI/SAT, 7PM) we cordially invite you to our CHILD AID FILM
FESTIVAL on the rooftop with a selection of short documentaries such as:

1. CHILD FORUM
by Benjamin Pederick (Australia)

In 2007 the Cambodian National Child and Youth Forum brought together young
people from accross the country to fight human trafficking. Made up of youth
leaders and those victimised by, or most vulnerable to being trafficked, the
forum is a remarkable example of the unarguable capacity of children and
young people to become agents of reform.

This short documentary records the 2 days of learning, organising and
developing recommendations for government and civil society. Assumptions
about the value of a child's opinion, and the contrast between stereotypes
of children and the reality of trafficking combine in the young wisdom and
passion of a group of children learning how to change their world for the
better.

Produced for World Vision, Save the Children Australia, CNCC, ILO IPEC,
UNIAP by DDKfim

2. CAMBODIA CHILD SURVIVAL INITIATIVE PROJECT
by Christoph Waskow (Germany)

Cambodia has one of the highest child and infant mortality rates in the
world. This film commissioned by the World Health Organization and the
European Commission shows how the Ministry of Health implements this project
in Kompong Chhnang and Stung Treng province for the children of Cambodia.

3. BUILD CAMBODIA
by Lach Chantha (Cambodia)

In 1997, Andrew Morris, the head of the Cambodian Health Services of the
United Nations Children's Fund, said that for Cambodia, "Hope is for the
unborn." Six years later, many of Cambodia's unborn have arrived and so has
hope. In a country that not long ago was almost completely devoid of human
capital, education is one of the top priorities. Even in the countryside,
families go to great lengths to make it possible for girls like these to
attend school.??With the goal of fueling this hope, the Build Cambodia
Organization is founded on the principle of building human capital in
Cambodia by supporting healthcare, education, and the rule of law.

THERE WILL BE MORE TO SEE… PLEASE BE OUR GUESTS,
KIND REGARDS, Nico Mesterharm

META HOUSE
Street 264, #6 – Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh,
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Fixed +855- (0)23 – 224 140, Mobil +855- (0) 12- 607 465
Homepage: www.meta-house.com,
email: mest...@gmx.net

Upcoming events:

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
 
[courtesy Sala Arts]

Upcoming events:

 

Lecture on Libraries in Cambodia

By Ang Choubo

5:30 – 6:30pm, Thursday, August 23

At REYUM Institute

47 Street 178

www.reyum.org

 

Piteak

Artwork by a street-living artist and video documentation by Ali Sanderson

Curated by Panca Evenblij

From 6pm Thursday, August 23

At Sala Artspace

339 E2 Sisowath Quay

www.sala-artspace.org

 

“Children’s Vision of Peace”

An exhibition by 250 children from community centers, orphanages and slum areas in Phnom Penh

From 6pm, Thursday, August 23 rd

At Meta House

#6 Street 264

www.peace-art-cambodia.blogspot.com

www.meta-house.com

 

“Com Haic Thaim” / “Don’t Rip Any Further”

Artwork by Leang Seckon and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (Housing Rights Task Force)

From 6pm Saturday, August 25

At the ARTHOUSE, Old Market, Siem Reap

www.thearthousesiemreap.com

@ the Arthouse – ‘Stop Evictions’ exhibition

Friday, August 17th, 2007

STOP EVICTIONS goes to siem reap:

ART INSTALLATION & PHOTOS

a collaboration between Khmer artist Leang Seckon and the Housing Rights Task Force

 

Opening: Saturday 25th August 2007   from 7.00pm (showing until October 31st)

Location:  The Arthouse, Old market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Following on from the Housing Right Task Force’s Photo Exhibition at the FCC Phnom Penh the HRTF has been able to develop their work in collaboration with Leang Seckon, one of Cambodian most renowned young Artists. Disillusioned by the upcoming loss of his studio on Boeung Kak ( a lake in the centre of Phnom Penh) to the latest wave of developers’ plans, Seckon decided to collaborate in creating a striking installation which is called “Gom haiht taim’ (don’t tear again) .

 

HRTF’s aim is to show that while development can lead to improvements in the lives of cambodians, the current style of development is actually leading to increased misery for many of the country’s poorest families. Evicted and relocated from homes many have lived on since the end of the Pol Pot era in 1979, there are being sent to live in sites many miles outside the city, far from work opportunities and lacking almost all forms of basic services. With a fraction of the profits these developers are making the situation could be so very different. the HRTF shows are part of a wider appeal to the Cambodian Government to revisit how it wants to ‘develop’ the country.

 

 

Installation by Leang Seckon is a well known Cambodian artists whose pioneering work is now shown across the region and worldwide. 012 294731

 

Photographs by Nile Sprague, Thy Buntheoun (Mai)/CLEC, Cat Barton/Phnom Penh Post and Meas Kim Seng/STT

 

Local NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut  is organising the event on behalf of the Housing Rights Task Force

 

DED, the German Aid organisation is sponsoring the event in conjunction with the Arthouse, Siem Reap who have kindly donated the space and other assistance

 

 

Leang Seckon 012 294731

Sasha Constable/Arthouse 012 699249

Phann Sithan/Housing Rights Task Force 012 707960

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut 012 360472

 

Galloping galoshes gaining gratitude

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
The latest from Mitch’s ‘What’s On’ Email list:

The time has come and the list will have a new owner. Tim Rann, who works with PEPY (http://pepyride.org) will be taking over the list as of next week. Please help him out, email events to events@outdoorgenius.com. And say hi and give him a big kiss when you see him around town. For the random rambles, emails will be coming from rambles@outdoorgenius.com, although I think I might have a couple of weeks off. Still looking around half-heartedly for jobs, if you know of anything next to a big, fat, mountain, let me know. That is basically my single criteria in job hunting at the moment.

Anyway, for a little while yet, see you out there!

This week:

** Wednesday 8th **
- German Film festival: “SCHILLER”
7pm, Meta House. #6 St 264, 012607465

-Sovanna nu Jazz project.
7:30pm, Sovanna Phum Theatre #111 St 360 (cnr 105). 023987564.

- Mekong Messengers live. Latin, blues, and folk.
9pm, Talkin’ to a Stranger. #21 St 294. 012798530.

** Thursday 9th **
- German film festival: “THE RAPOPORTS – OUR THREE LOVES”
7pm, Meta House. #6 St 264, 012607465

-Sovanna nu Jazz project.
7:30pm, Sovanna Phum Theatre #111 St 360 (cnr 105). 023987564.

** Friday 10th **
- FILM: The Pianist (In french, english subtitles)
6.30pm, French Cultural Centre

- German film festival: “RETURN OF THE TUEDELBAND”
7pm @ Meta House. #6 St 264, 012607465.

- Ritual Dances: the tradition of Classical Cambodian dance.
7pm, Art Café. #184 St 108. 012834517.

** Saturday 11th **
- Pontoon reopens with new owners and an Austin Powers Theme Party!
Yeah baby yeah….

- German film festival: “SCHULZE GETS THE BLUES”
7pm @ Meta House. #6 St 264, 012607465.

- Vienna Divertimento: “Table Music”of Haydn & Mozart. Brandy Mo & David Kemps (RICE Univerity Texas, USA)
7pm, Art Café. #184 St 108. 012834517.

** Sunday 12th **
-The Lotus and the Rose
7:30pm, Sovanna Phum Theatre #111 St 360 (cnr 105). 023987564.

** Monday 13th **
- THEATRE: Cie l’OISEAU TONNERRE
6.30pm, French Cultural Centre (free, but book tickets by the 10th) 023213124.

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Credits to:
These excellent sites with what’s on guides:
www.expat-advisory.com/cambodia
www.taxivantha.com/VanthaNet
www.sangsalapak.org.kh/whatson/
www.javaarts.org/
And of course a BIG thank you to everyone who let me know about events!

*** Advance notice ***

August 16 (?)
Tribute to Elvis Presley on the 30th Anniversary of his death
FCC Phnom Penh

August 19
Cricket at BKK School