Archive for May, 2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009

© Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The environment week 2009Affiche

Protect today tomorrow’s life

One week dedicated to the growing awareness: a selection of short and full-length films around the question of the sustainable development and the environment in Cambodia and everywhere else.
One week carried by different partners who have the same objective to explain to the Cambodian population the importance of the environmental protection and to encourage it to adopt daily behavior favorable to the sustainable development.
The edition of the week of the environment 2009 will take place from 1st till 7th June in various places of Phnom Penh: the gardens of Hun Sen, the ITC, the URA, the CCF as well as the Wat Phnom and the Wat Bothum.

The major event: the release of the film of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, HOME

More than a film, HOME will be a world event: for the first time in the history, this full-length film will indeed be shown at the same time in more than 50 countries.
It is the symbolic date of June 5th, 2009, the world day of the environment which was chosen for this simultaneous broadcasting.
The objective of Yann Arthus-Bertrand so is to affect the most possible people, and to convince us that we have a responsibility towards the Earth.


In some decades, the mankind broke a balance of about 4 billion evolutions of the Earth and puts his future in danger. The price to be paid is heavy, but it is too late to be pessimistic: there is hardly 10 years left at the Humanity to become aware of its disproportionate exploitation of the wealth of the Earth and change its mode of consumption.

By offering us the new images of more than 50 countries seen by the sky, by making us share his delight as much as his anxiety, Yann Arthus-Bertrand puts, with this film, the foundations of the building which we have to, all together, reconstruct.

Screenings at the Centre Culturel Français

Monday 1st to Friday 5th June, at 7pm, every day
Monday 1st
Last Wilderness / Cambodian Wildlife Part 1 / Saving Cambodia’s Great lake
Tuesdqy 2nd
Cambodian Wildlife Part 2 / Cambodia’s Forest Stewards
Wednesday 3rd
Forest is Our Life / Cambodian Wildlife Part 3
Thursday 4th
Forest for Our Future / Tackling the Challenge
Friday 5th

Screenings at the Wat Bothum (all the films in khmer)

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th, at 6.30pm, every day
Friday 5th
Home / Cambodia Life 1 / Feed the Bears / Forest is Our Life / After Cuting the Forest
Saturday 6th
Cambodia Life 2 / Prey Long / Tackling the Challenge / Feed the Bears / Saving Cambodia’s Great lake / Yeak Loam Lake / Cardamoms / Cambodia’s Forrest Stewards
Sunday 7th
Cambodia Life 3 / Home / Feed the Bears / Forests for Our Future / Saving Wildlife

more informations

Centre Culturel Français du Cambodge
218 street 184 – BP 827

Jazz concert at the Chinese House Friday night at 20:30

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Phil and Richy

Jazz and Rock Concert

Friday May 29 from 8:30pm

The Chinese House
45, Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh

Chenla Concert

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Hailed as a Voice of Cambodia for the world stages of the future, Khmer tenor HY CHANTHAVOUTH studied at the
Royal University of Fine Arts. H is teachers there included Mari Jinnai. Canada’s CAMBODIA SUPPORT GROUP
sponsored him to study in Canada since September 2007, and he has earned great success. His vocal
richness, stage presence and lively humour gain standing ovations and raves: “Where did that
big voice come from?” “It’s like turning on an amplifier!” “I’d listen to him anytime,
anywhere!” He is also a dedicated humanitarian volunteer and a
brilliant college student. He will return to Canada
in June. This concert is raising funds
for his ongoing studies.

Cambodia Support Group

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The Cambodia Support Group (CSG)
p r e s e n t s

Hy Chanthavouth

‘Hee Chantavoott’

Superb tenor in training
Captivating entertainer
Brilliant college student
Keen humanitarian
A CSG multi-year sponsorship

A foreigner in a Khmer body, says his mother. Like the great American composer George Gershwin, Chanthavouth burst forth from a family without musical (or western-ized) background. He lives for Italian opera, and also sings Broadway, popular, and other music. His thrilling voice and expressive power earn raves and many standing ovations.

Music of King Father Norodom Sihanouk is Chanthavouth’s Cambodian specialty. Prince Norodom Sirivudh is working with him to revive other great Khmer songs.
“… to walk on my dream”
The CSG, a Canada-based Charity established in 1983, is sponsoring Chanthavouth within its four-part
focus on raising the quality of Cambodian life: disabled service, women’s issues, music (both Khmer and
western), and child-youth protection and schooling.

“Student successes”
Arriving late in 2007,
Chanthavouth found a glorious Canadian welcome with arts excellence, strong social and human-service support, and much more. After a year in high school, he enrolled in a college for English-second-language – and
matched or beat the results of classmates with up to seven years more Eng-lish background.

“Beginnings ”
Bounced to many teach-ers in Cambodia, Chanthavouth had uneven studies. Of the teachers here, Mrs. Mari Jinnai, Mr. Yan Bunthan and Mr. Pen Samol gave him a solid found-ation. In Canada, superb tenor Chuck Bisset guides him with brilliant insight.

Chanthavouth first performed at CSG fund-raising events in Cambodia. Fresh off the plane in Canada, he sang to Irish tourists with lost luggage…”like turning on an amplifier!” said one. Just a few hours later he sang at a Senior Citizens’ Centre. In barely two weeks he attended three music conventions.

“Humanitarian hero”
hero Chanthavouth credits to CSG his strong social awaken-ing. In Cambodia he was a mentor for disabled, child-safe, women’s, and arts projects. In Canada he aids CSG plus seniors, women, and youth at risk. He set up much of the recent Cambodia tour by Canada’s Univer-sity of Victoria Choir, and came back to serve as its Goodwill Ambassador.

Leading by example with impassioned ideals, he inspires many people into human support.

“Present and future”

Chanthavouth performs often to great acclaim. He loves to chat with audiences, and an-nounced once in new-to-him English: “This (aria) is about a man writing to his sweetheart before he dies by educa-tion” – meaning execution!
His goal is to sing around the world, showing Cambodia’s face of pride and raising funds for people in need.
Plans are for two more years in Canada, then studies in New York. Teacher Chuck Bisset, a seasoned Broadway and opera singer, says Chanthavouth has it all: voice, stage presence, heart, humour, brilliance and determination.

Please support Chanthavouth.
Your gift will help him to carry the
face of Cambodia to world stages.

Your monthly or one-time donations will help him to serve both human-kind and the fine arts world. Some day we may be proud that we gave this young Obama of music a splendid start on his life path. Thank you.

CSG c/o Canadian Co-operation Office
50 St. 334 Boeung Keng Kang 1,
Box ###
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 016-722 021
Foreign Trade Bank account #30400 15622
Main branch, Kramoun SarAvenue

(In Canada: 135 Thompson St. Kimberley BC V1A 1T9
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Now in Year 26, CSG found sponsors across Canada for 204 Khmer refugees in the 1980s. Following the 1991 Peace Accord, the focus turned to aiding Cambodia itself. CSG motives and methods are praised by past Ambassadors and people of Cambodia among others.

Flea Market @ Friends, Saturday 30 May 2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
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Subject: Flea Market @ Friends, Saturday 30 May 2009
Join us for the next Flea Market @ Friends on Saturday 30th May
8am to 12.00 noon at the Mith Samlanh Center, #215, Street 13, next to Friends the Restaurant.

There will be plenty of activities for children as well as great shopping from our range of pre-loved clothes, books, DVD’s, toys and household goods. After you shop, relax with a manicures, pedicures or massages by the Mith Samlanh beauty training students for only $1!

Friends the Restaurant will be open for early morning coffee and lunch from 11am.

If you have some old items that you want to sell, why not book a table and make some money for yourself as well as supporting Mith Samlanh. Alternatively, if you have old items that you no longer need, donate them to the Flea Market and the proceeds from the sale will go to Mith Samlanh’s projects for street children.

To book a table or for more information, call 012 712 609.

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