Saturday, September 15th | 2018 @ Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

Opening Ceremony/ Short Video and Film Corner

Indradevi – ‘Idols’

Director: Gregory Cahill
A mysterious late-night phone call triggers a rescue mission into a demonic underworld.


Wash it! (Leang Sam Art!)

Director: Darren Teale, Suzanne James
Leang Sam Art (Wash It!) is an original music track and video by WaterAid Cambodia, Epic Arts and Junction 15 Productions to transform the hygiene and hand washing behaviors of Cambodians and revolutionize health in Cambodia.


KHEMA

Director: Sokharo Hang
An authentic story about the memories of a Cambodian dancer confronting her past as a child who obsesses with classical dance.


Year Zero

Director: David Siev
Faced with hunger and starvation, two brothers risk everything to ensure their survival, even with the odds stacked against them.

Palm Tree

Director: Pov Pisest, Suong Rotha
Daro is a young man of 20 years old. His father collects fruits on palm trees. After he graduated from high school in Kampong Speu, he gets a scholarship to study in Phnom Penh where he decides to hide his poor family situation.


Sothea

Director: Kate-Marie Engberg
When Sothea witnesses corruption at work, she has to decide morally and financially how to proceed.


The Morning After

Director: Leanne Mangan
An Aussie backpacker wakes in a Cambodian rice field, with no memory of the night before.
2:30 pm Purchase Ticket

LES PÉPITES / LITTLE GEMS
[Feature Documentary]

(France, Cambodia)
Director: Xavier de Lauzanne
Language: Khmer, French with English subtitles

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Two worlds colliding for the best. The children of Phnom Penh scavenging the dump-site to survive and a recently retired couple discovering Cambodia. This is the extraordinary human story of Christian and Marie France and how they changed the lives of more than 10,000 kids over 20 years.
7:30 pm Purchase Ticket

LETTERS FROM HOME
[Live Show]

Director: Marina McClure
Writer: Kalean Ung
Performer: Kalean Ung
Music By: Chinary Ung

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A deeply personal performance describing the interconnectedness of generations through family history, including escape from violence of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s Cambodian genocide, and her experience growing up first-generation, biracial in Southern California.
Sunday, September 16th | 2018 @ Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
10:30 am Purchase Ticket

ANGKAR
[Feature Documentary]

(Cambodia, French)
Director: Neary Adeline Hay
Music By: Mathisa Durand
Producers: Christophe Audeguis
Language: Khmer, French with English subtitles

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Khonsaly finds his former Khmer Rouge executioners, in the obscure intimacy of the village in which they lived for 4 years. Between past and present, identities are revealed, the forgotten specters re-emerging and the story, facing the other, is finally told.
12:30pm Purchase Ticket

MIND CAGE
[Feature Narrative]

(Cambodia)
Director: Amit Dubey
Writer: Amit Dubey and Michael Hodgson
Cinematographer: Jimmy Henderson
Language: Khmer with English subtitles

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*U.S. Premiere
A Psychiatrist struggles to defeat superstition and old beliefs when a traditional healer threatens to tear his world apart.
2:30 pm Purchase Ticket

THE WITCH
[Feature Narrative]

(Cambodia)
Director: Huy Yaleng
Cinematographer: Oul Chamroeun
Producer: Huy Yaleng
Language: Khmer with English subtitles

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*U.S. Premiere
Based on a Khmer folk tale: Tycoon Raj and his family who live peacefully in the ancient Cambodian city of Longvek, until he’s badly injured by bandits and eerie calamities lead to fears of sorcery and demonic possession. With Huy Yaleng, Hin Channiroth, Chan Dara, Ven Vannak.

RISKING LIGHT
[Feature Documentary]

(United States, Cambodia, Australia)
Executive Producer/Director: Dawn Mikkelson
Cinematographers: Matt Ehling, Jesse Roesler, Russell Hawkins, and Emma Paine
Producer: Miranda Wilson

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From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.
7:30 pm

Free Screening!

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THE JOY LUCK CLUB (25th Anniversary)
[Feature Narrative]

(United States)
Director: Wayne Wang
Writer: Amy Tan
Producers: Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey, Wayne Wand and Amy Tan

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In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. In a series of sixteen vignettes that spans generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan’s bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four first-generation Chinese-American women and their mothers.