American actress and humanitarian celeb Mia Farrow will visit Cambodia next week
as part of her Olympic style torch relay tour of genocide countries. The actress
is leading a January 19-20 delegation "to raise awareness about genocide around
the world and in Darfur in particular," says Theary Seng, executive director
of the Center for Social Development.
Farrow has been leading a global movement known as the Olympic Dream for Darfur to
press China, a major purchaser of Sudan's oil, to exert its economic influence on
Sudan to end violence in Darfur. As part of her torch relay through countries that
have suffered, the actress will visit the notorious torture prison Tuol Sleng and
host with CSD a symbolic torch lighting and relay ceremony, Seng said. Tuol Sleng
survivor and artist Van Nath will light the torch.
The actress will be hosted by U.S. Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli at an event with officials
of government, the Khmer Rouge tribunal, KR survivors, and civil society working
on reconciliation. Seng said they're working on setting up visits to the King and
The 62-year-old actress' new movie Be Kind Rewind is supposed to open in February.
She plays a "dotty old lady," according to reviewers.