After-Lives of War

After-Lives of War

Tuesday May 16th for “After-Lives of War” Hosted by University of California, Irvine Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center. Key Note Speaker Cathy Schlund-Vials, Author of “War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work, Modeling Citizenship” and Professor English & Asian Studies, University of Connecticut. Performance...

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LA County Board of Supervisors Proclaims April 17 as Cambodian Genocide Remembrance Day

LA County Board of Supervisors Proclaims April 17 as Cambodian Genocide Remembrance Day

During Tuesday’s (April 11) meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Janice Hahn asked the board to recognize the Cambodian genocide and, for the first time in the county’s history, proclaim April 17 as “Cambodian Genocide Remembrance...

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Cambodian New Year Celebration 2017

Cambodian New Year Celebration 2017

Cambodian New Year Celebration 2017 Celebrating Year of the Rooster When: Saturday, April 22, 2017. 9am – 5pm Where: El Dorado Park, Area III. 7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA Programs: Khmer Traditional Ceremonies Traditional and Modern Performances Live band with famous Khmer singers performing throughout the day Traditional Cambodian New...

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Caylee So wins Los Angeles County “Women of the Year” Awards

Caylee So wins Los Angeles County “Women of the Year” Awards

Congratulations to ‘In the Life of Music’ film Director, Caylee So for being a recipient of the 32nd Annual “Women of the Year” Awards. The Awards Ceremony was held today (March 13th) at the Grand Hall Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the heart of Los Angeles.   (CTFF Co-Director, Caylee So accepting her “Women of the Year” Awards from LA...

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First They Killed My Father – Preview

First They Killed My Father – Preview

  http://www.theorphanageproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/First-They-Killed-My-Father-directed-by-Angelina-Jolie-pl.mp4 First They Killed My Father is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from...

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Movie Teaser – In The Life of Music

Movie Teaser – In The Life of Music

  In the Life of Music tells the story of how one song “Champa Battambang,” a song made famous by Sinn Sisamouth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations. It is a feature narrative told in 3 chapters during 3 different decades, depicting the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by the...

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praCh, Keynote Speaker at Society of Ethnomusicology

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praCh is an Honoree of Senator Ricardo Lara’s 2016 Innovations in the 33rd Awards

praCh is an Honoree of Senator Ricardo Lara’s 2016 Innovations in the 33rd Awards

Senator Lara is hosting the Innovation in the 33rd Awards Ceremony and Celebration to honor exemplary business, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in his district. They are the backbone and lifeblood of our community and economy. They deserved to be honored for their leadership and contributions for bringing new ideas, awareness and solutions to issues in...

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Cambodia Town Film Festival 2016

Cambodia Town Film Festival 2016

  CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES FROM THE 4TH ANNUAL 2016 CAMBODIA TOWN FILM...

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In The Life Of Music in Post Production

In The Life Of Music in Post Production

  In The Life of Music is now in post-production,  its currently on the editor Frank Martinez’s chopping block. Film schedule to be release in 2017. #inthelifeofmusic Follow it on FaceBook:...

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CTFF and CAM-CC Present RomVong 2016

CTFF and CAM-CC Present RomVong 2016

Last weekend (04/23/16)  Cam-CC Cambodian New Year Parade & Park Celebrations and Cambodia Town Film Festival orchestrated a ROMVONG to set a World Record for the “LARGEST ROMVONG DANCE” in the Guinness World...

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In The Life Of Music Wrap Party

In the Life of Music Wrap Party-Film Night “In The Life of Music Film Wrap Party” is a private event in celebration of the closing production of a feature film. It will took place on Tuesday, March 15th, from 6 – 10 pm at the HOU at Mito Hotel មិត្តតូ....

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In The Life of Music wrap up Chapter 1 and 3.

In The Life of Music wrap up Chapter 1 and 3.

In The Life of Music wrap up filming on Chapter 1 & 3. Chapter 2: The Song of Death is the darkest in the film timeline. Production on Chapter 2 begin this week. For exclusive preview of behind the scenes photo from Chapter 1 a& 3 – Click here > Chapter 1: The Song of Love / Chapter 3: The Song of...

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The Sacred Dancers of Angkor – PREMIERE AT CHAKTOMUK – THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th, 2016

  The Sacred Dancers of Angkor will be coming to Phnom Penh to a one night off double presentation of themselves and the Reamker before being introduce in Europe on their upcoming Tour. Please spread the word and come to discover them with your friends. Thank you – Ravynn DATE: THURS, JAN 28TH, 2016 at 7pm. LOCATION: DOUBLE PREMIERE OF...

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PRESS RELEASE: IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC PRODUCTION BEGINS!

PRESS RELEASE: IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC PRODUCTION BEGINS!

“In the Life of Music Film Launch” is a private event in celebration of the upcoming production of a feature film “In the Life of Music,” to be shot in Cambodia. It will take place on Friday, January 15th, from 6 – 10 pm at the HOU at Mito Lounge. (*** WATCH VIDEO BELOW ***) The feature film consists of three chapters spanning three generations...

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IN THE SHADE selected in the top 10 at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF)

Filmmaker Sok Visal write on his Facebook page: “I’m proud and happy to announce that my very personal feature film project “IN THE SHADE” aka “CHOL MOLOB” was selected in the top 10 among 148 entries from 23 countries, at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market held in Singapore from 2-4 December 2015. IN...

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Find out where in Cambodia Angie will be filming

(Angelina Jolie-Pitt with her husband Brad Pitt and son Maddox attending the Oscars.) 2 Nov – It was announced back in July that Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is helming a Cambodian feature for Netflix. Entitled “First They Killed My Father”, the Netflix Original Film is set to begin filming soon in Siem Reap. “Ninety per cent of the film...

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100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring

Studio executives often protest that there simply aren’t enough talented female filmmakers to choose from. They are wrong. By Kyle BuchananFollow @kylebuchanan Enough. Enough with the studios like 20th Century Fox, Sony, Paramount, and the Weinstein Company, none of which put out even a single film this year that was directed by a woman. Enough with the...

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Cast of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Cambodia-set film to be entirely local.

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie Pitt has been in scouting locations in Cambodia for her next film, “First They Killed My Father,” which she is casting entirely with local talent. In a statement Thursday to The Associated Press, Jolie Pitt said she has spent the last week doing research and pre-production on the film before beginning shooting in...

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KHMER ARTS FIRST EVER FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE. DEC 5TH, 2015

KHMER ARTS FIRST EVER FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE. DEC 5TH, 2015

Khmer Arts‘s FIRST EVER FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE! DECember 5th, 2015 at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater.   Khmer Arts has been fostering the vitality of Cambodian dance in Long Beach, CA, Cambodia and around the globe since 2002. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge take over of Cambodia after which 90% of the country’s...

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Cambodia Town Film Festival 2015

Cambodia Town Film Festival 2015

Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF) 2015 Sept 3-6, 2015. (Click here for highlights) CTFF is a four-day film forum that will introduce new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts and re-released classics. The programs will include a variety of special events and panel discussions featuring directors,...

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CTFF Announce their 2015 KICK-OFF PARTY 09.04.15

CTFF Announce their 2015 KICK-OFF PARTY 09.04.15

Last year’s Kick-Off Party we brought you to the Jungle, this year, we’re taking the party to HEAVEN. Come dress as your favorite Gods. Hanuman, Apsara, Yek, Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hera, Hestia, Agni, Indra, Vishnu, Devi, Vāyu, Dyauṣ, Pṛthivī, Soma, Aha, Varuṇa, Dhruva, Haikili, Hiʻiaka, Kahōʻāliʻi, Elepaio, etc,… SPACE will be...

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ITS A WRAP! – The 9th Annual SARONG PARTY

ITS A WRAP! – The 9th Annual SARONG PARTY

The 9th Annual SARONG PARTY was held at La Lune Imperial in Cambodia Town, Long Beach, California over the weekend. Hundreds attended in their sarongs. Some got creative and created their own wardrobe using sarong. The Mayor of Long Beach was unable to attend but he sent his staff to Honor and Officially Recognize the SARONG PARTY as a ‘Cultural’ event....

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9th ANNUAL SARONG PARTY

9th ANNUAL SARONG PARTY

SARONG PARTY 2015 – JUNE 12TH – LONG BEACH, CAMBODIA TOWN, CA. Cambodia Town Film Festival, Khmer Arts Academy, and Doing The Most Entertainment Presents: The 9th Annual Sarong Party. Mission Statement: To celebrate Cambodian culture openly and proudly by creating a safe, fun and positive experience. Friday – June 12th Doors open...

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HUFFINGTON POST – Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

HUFFINGTON POST – Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

 By Lauren Kruczyk Become a fan Editor | Social Media Director at LOCAL Houston Magazine. Journalist. Augusten Burroughs devotee. Lover of the odd and the extraordinary.  With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly’s first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing...

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TOP HIP-HOP ARTIST IN CAMBODIA BRINGS AWARENESS TO THE KILLING FIELDS

TOP HIP-HOP ARTIST IN CAMBODIA BRINGS AWARENESS TO THE KILLING FIELDS

Written by Lauren Kruczyk Original Source: YELLOW MAGAZINE  With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly’s first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia—it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past. praCh Ly was recently...

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CTFF invite you to Romvong Around The Long Beach Lighthouse to set a new record in the Guinness World Records

CTFF invite you to Romvong Around The Long Beach Lighthouse to set a new record in the Guinness World Records

Cambodia Town Film Festival invite you to Romvong Around The Long Beach Lighthouse to set a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records. If you don’t know what the ‘Romvong’ is, it’s the Cambodian Circle Dance. * Mandatory Dress Code: SARONG and KRAMA For updates visit our CTFF Facebook page:...

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The Last Reel

The Last Reel

The Last Reel is the directorial debut from Sotho Kulikar and is a Hanuman Films Production (www.hanumanfilms.com). It is the first full-length feature film to be directed by a Cambodian woman and is generating significant international interest. The Last Reel was shot entirely on location in Cambodia during 2013 with a cast of leading local talent including Ma...

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The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S Ngor

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S Ngor

THE FILM “This is unbelievable and I thank Warner Bros. for helping me tell my story to the world and let the world know what happened to my country.” –Dr. Haing S. Ngor Oscar® speech for Best Supporting Actor in The Killing Fields When Dr. Haing S. Ngor was forced into labor camps by the Khmer Rouge, little did he know he would escape four years of...

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In The Life of Music

New film in development: In The Life of Music “In the Life of Music”, which tells the story of how one song plays a role in the lives of three different generations. It is a feature narrative told in 3 chapters during 3 different decades, depicting the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by the emergence of the Khmer Rouge Regime....

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Nas’s Produced film ‘SAKE THE DUST’ feature praCh music

    From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, Shake the Dust chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film,...

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