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Cambodia's New Wave

A live concert this (Friday 17th at 7PM) of Cambodia’s newest rock and pop stars Yani, Boy and Enna – presented by Chameleon Music. Enjoy a FREE Christmas concert as well as a groovy dance performance by “Da Fly Group”, followed by the romantic German/Cambodian feature film SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT on our rooftop (8PM).

This Saturday (18th) we are hosting a Western Classical Music Concert in our gallery (7PM) as well as the exciting FUTURE SHORTS ONE Film Festival (8PM) with a selection of the best short films from all around the world. Admission Fee: 5USD; Free for Filmmakers!

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THURS, 16/12
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITIES: FROM JAKARTA TO PHNOM PENH
7PM: Jakarta, Indonesia. Five young Indonesian documentary filmmakers tell stories from the streets of a megacity, where so-called “illegal members of society” occupy public spaces to make a living. PORK OR CHICKEN, RHYTHM OF A DAY, WANDERERS, FRIDAY LUNCH and BOT… PARABOT (2008/2009) introduce you to the daily lifes of city dwellers, their struggles, dreams and deceptions. Screening is followed by FOUR SHORTS FROM THE FACTORIES. Young Cambodian filmmakers focus on garment factory workers in Phnom Penh. Migrating from rural areas they find themselves displaced from their origins and family. Through their remittances these women often crucially contribute to the education of their siblings.

FRI, 17/12
“SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT”: FILM & KHMER POP LIVE CONCERT
7PM: In our gallery we welcome the new generation of Cambodian Rock/Pop performers. The music production company “Chameleon Music” proudly introduces you to their talented new singers Yani, Boy and Enna, who have just released their first CD with original songs. Enjoy their free Christmas concert as well as a groovy dance performance by “Da Fly Group”. 8PM: The feature film “SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT” (2009, 107mins) is based on a true story. A young German journalist falls in love with a Khmer bar girl, who is HIV-positive. The film is screened in Khmer version with English subtitles. Moreover we show the trailer, which documents the Cambodian premiere screening as well as the “making-of”.

SAT, 18/12
CLASSICAL MUSIC LIVE AND “FUTURE SHORTS ONE” FILM FEST
7PM: The ensemble “TRIOthlon” consists of Anton Isselhardt (travers flute), Steven Retallick (violoncello) and Miwako Fujiwara (piano). In our gallery the international musicians will perform Joseph Haydn’s “Piano Trios” (Hob. XV: 15-17). Tickets sell for USD 5 including one drink. 8PM: FUTURE SHORTS ONE is a monthly global film festival, featuring international short films. December’s official programme showcases Future Shorts’ most exciting flicks from this year. It includes music videos from Michel Gondry and OK GO, quirky stop motion animation ‘The Lost Tribes Of New York’, French gem ‘Voyage D’Affires’ and many more. DJ after screening. Tickets: USD 5 incl. one drink.

SUN, 19/12
FROM THE DESERT TO THE CATWALK: THE TRUE LIFE OF WARIS DIRIE
7PM: When Waris Dirie’s book DESERT FLOWER appeared in 1998, the world was shocked. The former supermodel tells her breathtaking life story, describing her incredible journey from a nomadic life in the deserts of Somalia to the world’s most famous catwalks. At the peak of her career, she tells in an interview of the practice of female genital mutilation that she had to suffer when she was five. Waris Dirie decides to end her life as a model and dedicate her life to fighting this archaic ritual. Now Waris Dirie is UN spokeswoman against circumcision. Sherry Hormann tells the inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave women (120mins, 2009).

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