Summer in SEA: Updates & Wednesday night events!

I am falling behind again. oops. I have so many posts drafted but just haven’t had the time to post it all since I’ve been working everyday from 7:30am to 6pm. Work is really exhausting me but it won’t stop me from enjoying my time here in Phnom Penh!

Posts I’m working on:

So, stay tuned… I will get them posted ASAP! Make sure to follow me on twitter @nananapark for updates on new posts. Also, always feel free to contact me or just comment on posts if you have any questions on the places I visited. If you are planning a trip, I can give you recommendations based on first-hand experience!

If you know of any cool events in Cambodia, Thailand or Vietnam, let me know too!

Preview of Kep. Photo credit: Abby Smith

Here are some events I think might be worth checking out tonight if you are in Phnom Penh:


7PM: Winner of this year’s “Sundance Festival”, the must-see-documentary ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (2009, 93 mins) is a personal journey into the heart of darkness by Khmer journalist Thet Sambath, whose family was wiped out in the Killing Fields. From the foot soldiers …who slit throats to Pol Pot’s right-hand man Noun Chea, Sambath records shocking testimony never before heard. Amidst his journey to discover why his family died, we come to understand for the first time the real story of Cambodia’s tragedy. Sambath will attend the screening (Q&A). Tickets sell for 5 USD. One drink included. Khmer students receive a 50% discount when presenting student ID

THE FLICKS: The Stoning of Soraya M.
6PM: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending. A gripping and emotional experience. The Stoning of Soraya M. is one of the few movies you will vividly remember to your dying day. It is almost unwatchable, yet you can’t take your eyes off the screen. To think that women are still going through this today, creates a sense of obligation to see this movie. 114 min – Drama.

CENTRE CULTUREL FRANCAIS: Noces Rouges (Red Wedding)
6:30PM: Screening-debate of the film Noces rouges (Red Wedding) : Khmer version with French subtitles. Between 1975 and 1979, at least 250,000 women were forced into marriages by the Khmer Rouge. Red wedding is the story of one of its victims, Pen Sochan, who pits her humanity against an ideology and a system designed to annihilate people like her. Documentary film by Lida Chan, produced by Bophana Center, 58 min
CHHAYAM RESTAURANT: Traditional Khmer Dance Performance
7:30PM:  Chayyam has become a favourite stop on the itineraries for tours and groups. Elegant dining combined with outstanding Khmer traditional performances make for an unforgettable experience. Whether out on the town with friends or on a tour set to discover what Cambodia has to offer, Chayyam lends its grace to any occasion. Chayyam offers Traditional Dance Performance every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Dinner shows as well as a la carte are available. Group booking, let us know, we can offer discounted rates for groups.
No. 8A, Street 278 | Near Wat Langka Tourist Area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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