Agenda

Screenings

22
September

Two films will be screened on Saturday
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

29
September

Palace of Dreams
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

6
October

Apsara Khmer ballet in exile
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

13
October

The Ghost of my Beloved Wife
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

19
October

Bicycle Thieves
  • 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Club

20
October

Nine Circles of Hell
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday

27
October

Two films will be screened on Saturday
  • 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday
Special Events

15
August

Language Barrier

  • 6:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Exhibitions

Opening exhibition: August 15th at 6 pm

From 15 August to 20 September
Photo by: Siv Serey

In his own movements through North America and Asia, documentary photographer Serey Siv found language and identity to be inextricably linked, particularly as he juggled his Cambodian heritage and upbringing in Montreal. "Language Barrier" is his ongoing photo project documenting mixed-race Cambodian children and second generation Cambodian diaspora living around his current home of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Stepping beyond his own connections to the heritage, he attempts to strip through the barricades built by other members of the diaspora and reveal the complexities and mutations of Cambodian identity, in order to find a way to express the intricacies both to outsiders and those who wear some degree of the culture.

After building a rapport and subsequently gaining invitation to each person's homes, Serey attempts to collect and document their stories and memories of each person's distant past. In each intimate interview, he probes a subject's relationship to a Cambodian identity, whether they feel the need to learn their parents' language, or whether they are battling with an identity crisis. He also documents the memorabilia, antiques and mementos lying around their homes -- such as traditional Buddhist statues or old family photos -- to show us a glimpse into the subtle details of their lives.

In this body of work, Serey’s objective is to challenge the Cambodian society as a whole, including the kaun kat (mixed-race) and anikachun Khmer (diaspora), the expatriate and immigrant parents, in order to reconsider our notions of Cambodian history and culture.

This photo exhibition 'Language Barrier' is a partnership between Cambodian Living Arts and Bophana Audio Visual Resource Center, part of the Cultural Season: Exploring Identities, organised by Cambodian Living Arts.

Free admission

20
September

Cambodia, here I am​

  • 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Special Screening

5
October

Cambodia in the Sixties

  • 8:00 am
  • Bophana Center
  • Exhibitions
  • 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

Store

All our products (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) and those of our partners are on sale at the Bophana Center store.

Services

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