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Dance and films at Meta House

On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th, 7PM Yon Chanta, Yon Davy and Nget Rady will give the second performance of the PEOPLE IN BUILDINGS diptych in our gallery, inspired by Robert Longo’s painting series “Men in Cities”. This time they let themselves be inspired by everyday common moves: Moves people make at home, in factories, stores or hospitals. Together with Director Bob Ruijzendaal they translated these moves into dance. It led them to new and interesting vocabulary that will be a guarantee for another surprising show. Free Entrance!

In Cambodia, lesbians are subject to double discrimination – they fight first for their rights as women and then for their rights as lesbians. On Friday, 25 and Sunday, 27, 6PM the “Femival Festival” kicks off at Meta House with participants from Northern Europe and Cambodia. Free Entrance!

On Friday, 24th, from 6PM, Meta House screens the Swedish documentary COMPANIONS by Cecilia Neant Falk (2003, 74 mins, Khmer/English subs). Anna Mattsson and Kerstin Karlsson will present photographs from “Scandinavian Women’s Liberation” and a Swedish TV program about 1995’s partnership law (English/Khmer).

On SUNDAY, 27th , from 6PM, we present three Swedish films focusing on female “coming-outs”. Cecilia Neant Falk’s documentary DON’T YOU WORRY IT WILL PROBABLY PASS (2003, 74 mins) introduces you to three young women. Their stories are poignant, heartbreaking and at the same time triumphant for the LGBQT community and its allies. The film has been dubbed into Khmer (English subtitles) to make it accessible for the local community. Also screening: EVA AND MARIA and THE ARMWRESTLER FROM SOLITUDE.

On SATURDAY, 26th, 8PM we invite you to FUTURE SHORTS ONE – a monthly global film festival, featuring international short films from Asia, Europe and the USA. This February we will present to you a heady mix of short film from space-race drifting by indie film star Kelly Sears to the enchanting work of husband and wife animation duo; Stephanie Lanasque and Francois Leroy, creators of multi-award-winning Vietnam based animation ‘Bonsoir Monsieur Chu’. Join audiences around the world in 15 countries and 90 cities and become part of ONE global cultural movement. Tickets sell for USD 2; FREE for Filmmakers and students.

Meta House Phnom Penh
#37, Sothearos Blvd.
Tel. 010 – 312 333

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