Agenda

Screenings

6
September

Two films on Gender Issues
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

13
September

Two films on human trafficking in Cambodia
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

20
September

Films on the Celebrations for the Dead
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

27
September

Two films on the Khmer rouges era
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

4
October

The Enchanted Bamboo
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

11
October

Breaking the Wall
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

18
October

Twilight
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

25
October

Prachea Komar
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday
Special Events

16
September

Homo Sapiens, Quo Vadis?

  • 6:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Conferences

Guest speaker: Jean-François Bouvet. Event in French.

The Bophana Center has the honor to welcome as guest speaker Sir Jean- François to address major social challenges the humanity is currently facing.

In his latest book (Mutants. À quoi ressemblerons-nous demain ?, Flammarion editions, 2014, in French), Bouvet notes that Homo sapiens is not literally alinated, but that the human species is facing an unprecedented evolution in the recorded 200,000 years of existence.

He then lists some trends to be linked with our lifestyle choices : Obesity in the West’s populations (over 30% of the adult population in the U.S.A. ; early-coming puberty in girls ; the dramatic weaking in the the concentration of sperm over the past half-century. The human being is clearly changing, and at a pace unrelated with the Darwinian evolution. What are the causes for that ?

Bouvet looks into the promises of the medicine and asks himeself between Homo or Homo perturbatus technologicus, who will prevail?

The presentation will be followed by a session of Questions & Answers with the audience.

The language of the event is French. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Entrance is free. All are welcome.

Jean - François Bouvet, Ph.D. in biology, teaches at the University Claude Bernard-Lyon I in France. His research interests focus on neurobiology.

Publications of the guest in French :

- "Du fer dans les épinards et autres idées reçues" (sous la dir., Le Seuil, 1997)
- "La stratégie du caméléon. De la simulation dans le monde vivant" (Le Seuil, 2000)
- "Le péché, la bête et l'homme" (sous la dir., Le Seuil, 2003)
- "Sans le nucléaire on s’éclairerait à la bougie et autres tartes à la crème du discours technoscientifique" (coécrit avec Corinne Lepage, Le Seuil, 2010)
- Le camion et la poupée. L’homme et la femme ont-ils un cerveau différent ? (Flammarion, 2012)
- Mutants. À quoi ressemblerons-nous demain ? (Flammarion, 2014)

  • Archives


    The Bophana Center’s archives are both our pillar and our purpose. Our core mission is to give new life to any Cambodian-related film or audiovisual heritage by collecting and preserving movies, photographs and any sound records from Cambodia or from abroad.

    Archives
  • Production


    Production is the second pillar of the Bophana Center. Because production and audiovisual archives are closely associated in one single location, the center has become a unique place that combines culture and development, heritage and modern audiovisual creation, filmmaking and multimedia.

    Our productions

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Since the launch of the Bophana Center, we have developed a wide range of services targeting various audiences, including individuals, civil society organizations, enterprises, and institutions.

What a great project! What a challenge! The Bophana Center questions memories, discloses and discovers them. And suddenly the whole collection helps illuminate the present. While spending some time there, I could feel that a dream was taking shape. And the sights and sounds were becoming weapons of massive construction. Thank you, Rithy, and congratulations to all.

— Bertrand Tavernier