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The Missing Pictures and Sounds of Memory

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garrison Theater
Scripps College 231 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Scripps Presents
(909) 607-8508

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. Composers Chinary Ung and Bosba Panh visit Scripps to present a world premiere performance of new music that conveys their own interpretations and experiences of the Khmer Rouge genocide. The concert will be followed by a screening of The Missing Picture by acclaimed Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh (who recently produced Angelina Jolie’s film on the Cambodian genocide).

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.