TEDx PHNOM PENH AT META: TALKING ABOUT CAMBODIA’S FUTURE
TUESDAY, 20/09, 7PM
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, the annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers. In February 2011 the first “TEDxPhnomPenh” event was themed “Building the Future”.
Tonight the project makers present video-recorded TEDx-talks from this session, followed by Q&As with Channe Sue and Theary Seng. Channe Sue (product manager for InSTEDD) will share her ideas on sustainability through building local capacity. Human rights activist and author Theary Seng speaks about reuniting a nation a nation through the on-going Khmer Rouge Trial.
A poster/invite is attached with this mail.
THEATRE: PHNOM PENH PLAYERS PERFORM “SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER”
7PM: Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is a Argentinean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has been a professor of literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina since 1985.
His play “Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark” has been staged in theatres across America and around the world, including Geneva, London, Helsinki, Athens, Madrid, Rome, and Sydney. It was first performed in Cambodia in February 2011 by the Phnom Penh Players for Kerry Kennedy and staff of the Robert F Kennedy Centre at Pannasastra University. After two very successful performances last week we invite you for the last performance at Meta.
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“FUTURE SHORTS ONE”: THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
7PM: Future Shorts Distribution is the world’s leading short film label representing an extensive and eclectic catalogue of original, award winning films from across the globe. Their monthly global festival “Future Shorts One” connects audiences around the world. This month’s FUTURE SHORTS selection at Meta features CULTS – GO OUTSIDE by Isaiah Seret (USA), WAR by Paolo Sessanelli (Italy), A PERM by Ran-hee Lee (Korea), TRAFFIC JAM by Oskar Forsten and Arthur Franck (Finland), Vovo by Luiz Lafayette Stockler (UK), PATH LIGHTS by Zachary Sluser, ONE MINUTE PUBERTY by Alexander Gellner (Germany) as well as FLOATING AWAY by Khmer animator Poi Chhunly.