Bophana Center is excited to welcome « Le Grand Voyage Cinéma à Phnom Penh » from Switzerland, a program of Cinema students exchange between Swiss and Cambodia and of filmmaking workshops.
« Le Grand Voyage Cinéma à Phnom Penh » invite 16 Master Degree students from Cinema Department of Geneva School of Art and Design and 8 Bophana Center’s students of Filmmaking to join the workshop and exchange program for 4 weeks at Bophana Center.
The workshop will be led by two internationally renowned filmmakers: Rithy Panh from Cambodia, and Fernand Melgar from Switzerland.
Bophana Center in collaboration with French Institute and Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) launches a week-long screening event.
Since 2007, October 27th has been set by UNESCO as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to spotlight archives institutions, giving them an opportunity to showcase their works in celebration of the world audiovisual heritage.
During one week, Bophana Center and the Institut français du Cambodge are collaborating to offer, for the first time in Cambodia, public screenings of rare movies on Indochina which were recently restored by the French CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée).
This movie selection aims to share the history and memories of the people of Indochina and also to raise the question of people’s identity under colonialism.
The screenings will start on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and will last for one week.
On the 27th of October, for the opening screening, Bophana Center will welcome Dr. Henri Locard for a lecture on Indochina; and on the 4th of November, for the closing screening, Ms. Khuon Vichheka will give a lecture, “Battambang during WWII”.
The Last Refuge,a documentary film produced by Bophana Production, has been selected by the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York and screened for its US Premier at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday October 25.The co-director of the film, Anne-Laure Porée attended the screening and the following Q&A.
Bophana’s One Dollar Project short films The Guide Boy by Ngoeum Phally, Lady Stone and Minister of Papaya by Roeun Narith have also been screened on this occasion!
Rithy Panh, French-Cambodian film maker and President of the Bophana Center, is considered today as one of the most important film makers of Cambodia, with numerous international film awards and nominations to prestigious prizes. In response to a growing number of requests, the Bophana Center launches the sale of DVDs autographed by the director.
Available DVDs: The Missing Picture (2013) / Rice People (1994) / Duch, Master of the forges of Hell (2012) / Paper cannot wrap up embers (2006) / S21, the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2002) / Shiiku, the Catch (2011) / One evening after the war (1997) / The land of the wandering souls (1999)
All films are in Khmer version with English subtitles
Price: 25$ each
All profits will be donated to the Bophana Center to support its activities. The quantities of autographed DVDs are limited,