Archive for July, 2009

Mardi au CCF de Siem Reap / Tuesday at the French Cultural Centre in Siem Reap : vernissage / exhibit opening

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Au Centre Culturel Français de Siem Reap

At the Centre Culturel Français in Siem Reap

418 groupe 12, rue Vat bo 
Tel bureau/Office : 855 63 963 265

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Au Centre Culturel Français de Siem Reap

At the Centre Culturel Français in Siem Reap

418 groupe 12, rue Vat bo
Tel bureau/Office : 855 63 963 265

This week @ Meta: Young Reporters, Messenger Band & Cannibals

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Dear Friends of Meta House!

Tonite we are screening the exciting German film CLOUD NINE – only in German
language (TUE, 28/07, 7 PM).

We invite our English speaking audience for our following events

* WED, 29/07, 7 PM: KIDS BEHIND THE CAMERA – SHORT FILMS AND TALKS WITH
YOUNG
CAMBODIAN REPORTERS FROM THE MEDIA NGO "SCY"

* THUR, 30/07, 7 PM: "PAY OR DIE?" – DISCUSSING CAMBODIA'S NEW HEALTH
REFORMS WITH
THE "MESSENGER BAND" AND MEMBERS OF THE GRASSROOTS NGO "WOMYN'S AGENDA FOR
CHANGE"

* FRI, 31/07, 7 PM: "KEEP THE RIVER ON YOUR RIGHT" – US DOCUMENTARY ABOUT
ART,
HOMOSEXUALITY AND CANNIBALISM

More infos below.
Hope to see you @ Meta House,
Best, Nico/Lydia & the team

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WED, 29/07, 7 PM
KIDS BEHIND THE CAMERA – KHMER "YOUTH TODAY" SPEAKS OUT
"Support Children and Young People" (SCY) is the first NGO in Cambodia
that is
giving Cambodian kids the opportunity to participate in media advocacy.
SCY has
established the "YOUTH TODAY" program with support of UNICEF, which is a
TV magazine
aiming to provide children and young people in Cambodia with opportunities
to voice
their concerns and speak about their interests. Cambodian private
broadcaster CTN
airs the innovative format every Sunday morning. Tonight at Meta House
young Khmer
reporters will stay up late to present a selection of their works, which
focus on a
wide range ob subjects – from climate change to break-dance (Q&A).

THUR, 30/07, 7 PM
"PAY OR DIE?" – DISCUSSING CAMBODIA'S NEW HEALTH REFORMS
By the end of 2009, four public hospitals in Phnom Penh will become
autonomous. The
Cambodian grassroots NGO "Women's Agenda for Change" (WAC) fears that this
step will
not improve health conditions for Cambodians, but will limit the
accessibility of
services. WAC has asked META HOUSE to produce the advocacy film "PAY OR
DIE?, that
we will screen tonight for the first time – together with other health
documentaries
by Khmer directors such as Om Kimsour. Filmmakers, interview partners and
health
experts are invited for a Q&A after the screening. WAC's "Messenger Band"
will
contribute a capella songs about the consequences of privatisation.

FRI, 31/07, 7 PM
THAT'S UNBELIEVABLE: KEEP THE CANNIBALS ON YOUR RIGHT
Don't miss this doc! In 1955, 34-year-old gay Jewish painter Tobias
Schneebaum, who
had grown up in Brooklyn landed a Fulbright scholarship and trekked into the
Peruvian Amazon with his sketchpad and camera. Schneebaum formed an
intimate bond
with the members of one tribe whose males were physically intimate but
also attacked
another village, killed most of its inhabitants, and cooked and ate parts
of them.
His 1969 memoir "Keep the River On Your Right" became a cult classic.
Brother and
sister filmmakers David and Laurie Gwen Shapiro convinced him to return to
that
momentous place in 1999, at the age of 78. (2000, 94 min

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

INVITATION

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Dear partners and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to ‘Remembering Dey Krahorm’, a memorial event celebrating
the community’s spirit of resistance, on Sunday July 26 from 3:30 to 7:00 at Gasolina, #56-
58 Street 57 (just north of Beong Kengkorng Market).
Events will include music performed by Dey Krahorm singers and the Messengers band, a
photo slideshow, and a showing of COHRE documentary “Cambodia for sale”.
Contact person is Borey (LC) 017 755 899

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Women’s Empowerment Speaker Series, 2nd week

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The Harpswell Foundation presents the Women's Empowerment Speaker
Series, hosted by Java TeaRoom and Monument Books

SUNDAYS starting on July 12th from 4-5 pm

Schedule:

July 19th – Dr. Lilli Sisombat – Project Manager for the
International Finance Corporation's Coordinating Bureau of the
Government-Private Sector Forum.

July 26th – Lim Solinn – Oxfam America extractive industry

August 2nd – Chea Veasna – Co-founder Cambodia Arts and
Scholarship Foundation and Associate Director of the Harpswell
Foundation

We are sorry to announce that the public event with HE Carol Rodley,
scheduled for August 9th, has been cancelled.

This weekend join us for a talk with Dr. Lilli Sisombat

Dr Lilli Sisombat is project manager for the International Finance
Corporation's Coordinating Bureau of the Government-Private Sector
Forum. Before taking on this role, she was managing a business
management training program also at IFC in Cambodia, Lao PDR and
China. She joined IFC in 2001. Lilli holds a masters degree in
business management and a PhD in sociology (both from France). Before
joining IFC, Lilli worked in marketing for multi-national companies in
Europe, and then in the early 1990s, returned to live and work in Lao
PDR, her native country, where she ran a research company. She is the
proud mother of three young artists who are 18, 12 and 9 years old.

Invitation to opening cocktail – Chhim Sothy’s exhibition – Thursday July 16 – 7pm

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

INVITATION

New Musings, by Chhim Sothy

painting exhibition at the Chinese House
July 16 – 30
Opening Cocktail offered on July 16 at 7pm

New-Musings
Chhim Sothy is one of the leading contemporary Khmer artists.
For this exhibition, Chhim Sothy has put a much stronger emphasis on motifs and backgrounds from ancient Khmer paintings, which are surrounded by his highly detailed Cambodian figures.

This is a new direction for a Cambodian artist, Chhim Sothy bringing traditional painting techniques into the contemporary scene with this new series of paintings, completed with many symbols of Khmer tradition.

Chinese House
45, Sisowath Quay
(in front of the container port)
Phnom Penh
www.chinesehouse.asia