The Missing Pictures and Sounds of Memory
|March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
Scripps College 231 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Cambodia’s recent history is haunted by violence and genocide; targeting intellectuals and artists during the late 1970s, the Khmer Rouge regime decimated the arts and created a climate of fear and oppression that still reverberates today. Emerging from the turmoil are three generations of Cambodian artists who are attempting to revive the country’s music and cinema. Acclaimed filmmaker Rithy Panh (who recently produced Angelina Jolie’s film on the Cambodian genocide) and composers Chinary Ung and Bosba Panh represent the country’s renewed creative and energetic forces. The three will visit Claremont for a weeklong residency that will culminate in a screening, conversation, and world premiere performance of new music that will celebrate the role of the arts in healing a nation.
This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Scripps College’s Dean of Faculty’s Office and the O’Brien Fellowship, the Laspa Center for Leadership, Public Events, and Departments of French and Music; Pomona Public Events; Claremont McKenna College French Department; Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity; Chapman University; the Pacific Basin Institute; Mgrublian Center for Human Rights; EnviroLab Asia and the Henry Luce Foundation.