Institut français du Cambodge
Concert | Drums of Cambodia
Photo : ©Joty Mousar Percussionists from the Department of Performing Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia will present an exceptional performance dedicated to traditional and contemporary Cambodian drums. A unique and captivating show, organized in the garden of the French Institute of Cambodia. Drums... Read more
Conference | Cambodia Today: Crossed Portraits
Photo : ©Daze In this new edition of 100 questions on Cambodia, Amat and Morinière asked nine experts of the country questions that you have also asked yourselves. Everyone contributes to this work through their domain of expertise, shaking up preconceived ideas and rejecting cliches. Meanwhile, in her essay... Read more
Concert | Khaen music of the Lao people
Recently listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, the khaen – or khene – is the most important traditional instrument in Lao music. Mouth organ made out of bamboo, it is used during celebrations, concerts, singing and dancing. Widely popular, the khaen produces a very typical and immediately recognizable... Read more
Concert | Cambodian Drums
60 percussionists of the Department of Performing Arts from the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts are reunited for a unique concert dedicated to the art of traditional and contemporary Cambodian drums. The 60 musicians will in turn, together or in small number, play on the wide diversity... Read more
Exhibition | Kbach Roam “Dance Pattern”
In 1917, George Groslier – at the time director of the National Museum of Phnom Penh and in an effort to archive and preserve the memory of the postures of the royal ballet – began an exceptional work of photographic documentation. The glass plate negative remained forgotten for some time, before being... Read more
Conference | Folk memory in Cambodia
Crédit photo : National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial, US / A Memory and Migrations installation in Long Beach, CA Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC Folk memory is the sum of representations of memorable past events that members of any given... Read more
Conference | The Champa’s Son
In this conference, Bruno Deniel-Laurent will talk about the shooting of his documentary Cham, a documentary on the genocide of the Cham by the Khmer rouge regime that will be screened during his talk, as well as his book The Champa’s Son, an ethno-literary tale on the Chams of... Read more
Conference | Health consequences of the Khmer Rouge regime
Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC Feed rations given during the Khmer Rouge regime to groups of deported population were highly inadequate given the physical effort that was required because of forced labor, and led to generalized malnutrition. The Vietnamese invasion not only chased the Khmer... Read more
Conference | Sothik, a stolen childhood
During a trip to Cambodia, writer Marie Desplechin met with Sothik Hok. He told her his childhood under the Khmer Rouge. From the memories and the voice of the Cambodian was born Sothik, a beautiful and sober book, illustrated by Tian and published in last September by L’Ecole des loisirs... Read more
Conference | Khmer’s past: how to comprehend?
This conference will showcase the first results of an ongoing study on the customs and representations of the past among Cambodians. The book presented by the speakers gathers the studies of several specialists on Cambodia and Cambodian culture. The authors will present their contribution as well as show why... Read more
Concert | Mohory
The mohory orchestra is composed of traditional Cambodian instruments such as strings (tror chhé), xylophones (roneat thong and roneat aek), drums (skor romonea), flutes (khloy or khluy flutes) as well as chhing cymbals. The mohory orchestra usually accompanies dance, theater, wedding and other ceremonies. Mohory interpreted by Oun Laysim... Read more
Conference | The 4 Lives of the Fantastic Mr. Keat Chhon
Despite his modest rural background, Keat Chhon had an extraordinary life. Nuclear and Marine Engineer, senior civil servant, minister, Minister of State, and finally Vice-Prime Minister of a dozen of governments, he lived through numerous events and conflicts: the crumbling of the French protectorate, the revolutionary dictatorship of Pol... Read more
Meeting | Séra, passer on of the Cambodian memory
While the plates of his last book and the mock-ups of the Memorial are displayed to the public in the Gallery, Séra unveils the reasons that pushed him into sharing this largely unknown part of Cambodian history as well as building a Memorial “for those who are no longer... Read more
Cinema | The Man Who Built Cambodia
Watch the trailer! The Man Who Built Cambodia is a narrative documentary exploring the life of Vann Molyvann, an architect whose work came to represent a new identity for a country emerging from independence, and whose incredible story encompasses Cambodia’s turbulent journey as a modern nation. The Man... Read more