Art Talk: Lomorpich Rithy

Lomorpich Rithy, aka YoKi Cöcö, is a graduate from the Department of Media and Communication (DMC), at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and is currently an independent filmmaker and a director/founder of Plerng Kob (meaning campfire), a collaboration community, a dynamic young group of individuals passionate about the arts. She was a former producer/director at BBC Media Action Cambodia.

She is currently working on a fundraising for Sovannaphum Arts Association, which association found in 1994 by Mann Kosal to revive Sbek Thom shadow puppetry, an art form lost during the Khmer Rouge regime. She also share hands on her phase 2 of a full-length documentary film about Sbek Thom.

She is the co-producer of Bonn Phum (Village Festival), a folklore festival showcasing Cambodian culture which will take place in Kandal Village, 10 km south of Phnom Penh. This year will be Yoki’s 3rd festival after a very successful first and second year welcomed over 30,000 visitors. Yoki believes in the power storytelling and the arts have to inspire and unite people. She has engaged a number of young arts enthusiasts to work with her on the festival to create and stimulate vibrant cultural and economic activity in Kandal Village.

Join us this August 9, for an hour Yuki will share her journey and goals for the future generation of Cambodia. Entrance is free but seats are limited.

n o w h e r e is an independent creative space to learn, to collaborate and to inspire each other in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by artists Lolli Park (South Korea) and Syahrulfikri Salleh (Malaysia).

When: 9 August at 19:00–20:00
Where: No. 3Eo St. 312, Tonle Basac, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh

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