Archive for January, 2010

Salon des Créateurs : Feb 4 – 7

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

LE SALON DES CREATEURS
- February 4 to 7 -

Cambodia’s most famous designers are meeting
to bring alive a space in the art of Phnom Penh
in a unique and elegant colonial mansion
surrounded by a lush tropical garden
- 55, street 178, near the National Museum, Phnom Penh -
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GREEN NIGHT: Friday, 29th January, 6PM @ Meta House

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Dear Friends of Meta House!

SAVE OUR NATURE! In November 2009 over 300 guests visited Meta House for
the first GREEN NIGHT in cooperation with “Smart Mobile”. Now we
jointly invite you again for our 2nd ECO-PARTY ON FRIDAY, 29/01, FROM 6 PM
with FREE FOOD, FREE FRUITS, FREE WATER AND A LUCKY DRAW with many green
prizes…

GREEN NIGHT #2 is highlighted by a live music performance of the CAMBODIAN
SPACE PROJECT, presentations by Khmer freedom artist LEANG SECKON & THE
RUBBISH PROJECT, short films and talks with Asian Development Bank (ADB),
participating NGOs and their representatives.

Please be our guest.
Below you will find the detailed programme for this week…

C u at Meta House,
Your MH team

*

WED, 27/01, 7 PM
OLIVER STONE MEETS GEORGE W. BUSH AT META HOUSE
Due to Oliver Stone’s arrival in Phnom Penh for a lecture series, we are
screening his biographical film (2008, 129mins) on the life of George W.
Bush, one of the most controversial, secretive, cynical, and ruthless
presidents in American history – presented by Florianne Wilde, who holds a
PhD in Film Theory.

THURS, 28/01, 7 PM
SCREENDOCS: STORIES OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
Errol Morris’ documentary “MR. DEATH” focuses on Fred Leuchter. This
expert on execution devices was hired by historian Ernst Zundel to “prove”
that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz (1999, 91mins). Two new Khmer
documentaries by M.E.T.A. film students open the night: SMOT by Neang
(2009, 15mins) and “THREE GENERATIONS” (2009, 15mins) by Lim Seang
Heng, Prum Seila and Borei Sylyvann

FRI, 29/01, 6 PM
GREEN HOUSE EFFECT: BE SMART AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
How do artists perceive climate change? What do filmmakers have to say
about deforestation? How can we all make a difference? Khmer and
international musicians interweave short films, talks and presentations
with performances. Eco-friendly businesses display their products. Plus:
Free fruit and water, surprises and a lucky draw with many green prizes…

SAT, 30/01, 7 PM
MY GAY LIFE: QUEER WORLDS IN CAMBODIA AND TAIWAN
Young reporters from SCY’s “Youth Today” show present the TV feature
“MY GAY LIFE” (6mins. This screening is followed by Chen Hung-I’s
stylish feature film “CANDY RAIN” (2008, 106mins). This romantic drama
combines four intimate, lyrical true stories exploring the range of women
loving women in contemporary Taiwan.

SUN, 31/01, 7 PM
DISTURBING, THRILLING, HILARIOUS, TOUCHING: “AUSTRALIA”
Considered one of today’s most innovative filmmakers, Australian
director Baz Luhrmann tells the story of Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole
Kidman), an aristocrat who leaves England to follow her husband to
Australia with the intention of selling his cattle station: A myth of
national origin that is disturbing, thrilling, heartbreaking, hilarious
and touching.” (2008, 165mins)

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

Java Arts: Elegy – Soliloquy of a Deaf Mute – Contemporary Art Museum – I curl in memory’s belly

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Book Launch and Exhibition Openings this week:

A reception for the launch of John McDermott’s new book, Elegy:
Reflections on Angkor, will be held at the National Museum from 6:30 -
9 pm on Wednesday, January 27th. Elegy is the definitive collection of
McDermott’s black and white Angkor photography, an artistic portrait
of the temples before the arrival of large-scale tourism. The author
will be signing books.

Soliloquy of a Deaf Mute

Paintings and drawings by Chath Piersath, opening 7pm Thursday,
January 28, 2010 at the French Cultural Centre

Contemporary Art Museum

Sculpture and installation by Meas Sokhorn

I curl in memory’s belly

Paintings by Ouer Sokuntevy

Both opening 6 – 9pm Friday, January 29, 2010 at Java Café &
Gallery

Human Rights Drinks with Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi, Tuesday

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Dear friends,

Our monthly Human Rights Drinks for 2010 is on again.

For the first event for the new year, we are pleased and honoured to
have *Mr. Surya Subedi, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the
situation of human rights in Cambodia* share with the human rights
community about his second mission to Cambodia and the key human rights
issues and concerns.

When: Tuesday 26 January 2010,
Time: 7:00PM (followed by Q and A -one hour)
Where: Baitong Cafe and Restaurant, No 7, Street 360, BKK1
Moderator: Mr Ou Virak, President, CCHR
Language: English with Khmer.

Apologies for the short notice. Look forward to see you there! Everyone
welcome.

best,
Depika

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UN Rapporteur 7pm Baitong Jan 26th

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia, Surya Sudebi, will share his observations about the human rights situation and concerns / answer questions at Baitong Restaurant ( #7 Street 360) tonight starting
at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. For more information please call COHRE at 017 523 275.

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