A cultural season of exploration kicks off at the Kingdom’s CLA

Publication date 20 July 2018 | 11:43 | ICT

A three-month program that makes up The Cambodian Living Arts’ (CLA) cultural season kicked off on Thursday and will run through September 23 with the theme Exploring Identities. It will feature performances, panel discussions, film



  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    Publication date 17 May 2018 | 11:17 | ICT

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rathe

  • Sisowath Siriwudd on set during a shoot in July 2016.

    Jailbreak to make its debut on Netflix

    Publication date 02 May 2018 | 07:17 | ICT

    Jailbreak, the genre-busting Cambodian film that opened last year to critical acclaim both at home and abroad has earned another honour: Come Wednesday, the film will be making its Netflix debut.

  • Bringing Khmer dance down to earth

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 07:31 | ICT

    How a new incubator program is helping classical dancers with the practical side of their craft

  • A layered photograph by Miguel Jeronimo of the casino Naga 2, a symbol of opulence, over a Cambodian woman. Photo supplied

    Exhibit grapples with question of Phnom Penh’s identity

    Publication date 06 April 2018 | 08:57 | ICT

    For one group of artists, the rapidly changing face of Phnom Penh raises the question: what is this city’s identity?

  • Lay Sovichea with his newly published book Khmer Pinyin, in which he presents a new system for writing Khmer in the Latin alphabet.

    Book takes a stab at romanising Khmer

    Publication date 06 April 2018 | 08:59 | ICT

    Lay Sovichea has taken on a task that at first glance seems mundane, if not tedious. He is trying to standardise a system for writing Khmer with the Roman alphabet, giving some order to what is now a haphazard method.

  • A performance during the 2017 Bonn Phum festival, which will have three days of festivities this year, beginning on Friday. The festival is a celebration of both innovation and traditional arts that has grown in popularity over five years. Supplied/Staxc

    Bonn Phum 2018: ‘Village festival’ back with focus on music and tech

    Publication date 06 April 2018 | 08:55 | ICT

    After attracting an estimated 30,000 visitors last year, the Bonn Phum festival is back for its fifth annual Khmer New Year celebration of traditional arts and youthful creativity.

  • A promotional poster for Missionaries, Mercenaries and Monsters, which is showing this weekend. Photo supplied

    Phnom Penh Players’ new show holds mirror to expat life

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 07:17 | ICT

    It's human nature to want to see your life reflected back as art. It’s exactly this kind of harmless narcissism that wins awards for movies about movie-making – think The Disaster Artist or La La Land.

  • Sophea, played by Khat Sombath Ketya, in the film Kampoul Neak Selfie, which is out in local theatres. Photo supplied

    Dark comedy takes on selfies

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 07:16 | ICT

    One evening in 2016, British filmmaker Matthew Robinson was drinking a cappuccino in an upscale Phnom Penh coffee shop when he realised something: everybody around him, even the servers, were taking selfies.

  • A print of She Stored Their Quirks, a depiction of American writer Carson McCullers. Photo supplied

    Artist brings psychedelic approach to Siem Reap

    Publication date 28 March 2018 | 09:40 | ICT

    UK-based artist Grande Dame (aka Tiff McGinnis) just can’t stick to one medium. Her trippy visuals take the form of animations, GIFs, pop prints, ceramics and textiles so saturated with neon they almost make your teeth ache.

  • Medha performs during REPFest at Krousar Thmey Exhibition Hall in Siem Reap in October. Colin Grafton

    Female drum troupe defies gender norms

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 09:28 | ICT

    At Wat Reach Bo in Siem Reap, the sound of monks giving their afternoon prayer duels with the nearby pounding of drums.