Phnom Penh's breakdance stars TINY TOONES open their foto exhibition
tonite @ Meta
House, (Friday, 28th) with a big party, live DJ and dancing (6PM – 7PM in the
gallery), doc screening (7.15PM, on our rooftop).
Tomorrow (Saturday, 29th, 7PM) we will host the first screening of Jan Robert
Mueller's documentary PHNOM PENH HIP HOP BACKSTAGE about the Phnom Penh
festival 2009, which we conducted together with CCF, Gothe Institute,
French Embassy. The "Who is Who of Phnom Penh Hip Hop" (Tiny Toones,
DJ Sdey, MC Curly, DJ Illest and many more) meet foreign b-boys and hip
Sebastien & Raffael, Storm, Accrorap plus a special appearance of one of
foremost contemporary dancer Belle.
More infos below.
Pls. be our guest.
Cordially, Nico Mesterharm & the MH team
FRI, 28/08, 6 PM
"TINY TOONES FREEZE": BREAKDANCING FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Tiny Toones uses breakdancing, Hip-Hop music, and the contemporary arts as
tools to empower the youth of Cambodia to live healthier lives free of HIV
drugs, build a more promising future by furthering their educational
and become positive role models for their community. US photographer Jen May
Pastores taught basic fundamentals of photography to the kids over 4
invite you for tonight's exhibition opening, an auction and a performance by
Cambodia's best-known breakdance crew. On the rooftop we will screen the
GIANT STEPS (USA, 2009) portraying two dance NGOs: Tiny Toones and Khmer Arts
SAT, 29/08, 7 PM
PHNOM PENH HIP HOP BACKSTAGE & "STRAIGHT REFUGEEZ"
In May 2009, the Centre Cultural Français and Meta House staged the first
Hip Hop Festival with support of the Goethe Institute. German film
Mueller followed these successful events in a series for APSARA TV.
Tonight, we are
screening his BACKSTAGE documentary for the first time in English – featuring
Klap-Ya-Handz, Tiny Toons, DJ Sdey, MC Curly and many others. Ian White's
documentary STRAIGHT REFUGEEZ (2005, 75 min) pictures so-called
Cambodia: In 2002, the US and Cambodia signed an agreement that more than
Khmer-American convicts are to be deported to Cambodia. One of them was
founder of Tiny Toones.
SUN, 30/08, 7 PM
"END OF AMERICA. 10 STEPS TO CLOSE AN OPEN SOCIETY"
From award-winning filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern comes the
and expertly crafted film about Naomi Wolf's book END OF AMERICA. In a
indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, Naomi Wolf
chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating
between the USA's current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in
once-free societies. Wolf uncovers a number of deeply unsettling
the use of secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law.
details about the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward Fascism.