Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG (2014, 85 min) explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity's most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family's struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. Seifert approaches the subject from the perspective of a concerned father of three youngsters and he comes across as earnest and well-intentioned.
The NGO Enfats du Mekong (dedicated to Education) is happy to invite you to its Mekong Solidarity Night, this friday 31st of October at 6.30pm on the Kanika Boat (Riverside - behind Himawari Hotel).
The purpose of this event is to present the sport challenge 'Défi du Mekong' on the occasion of the Angkor Wat Half Marathon, recruit runners and collect money for school construction in Cambodia.
Free entry, welcome cocktail and great cruise on the Mekong. All are welcome !
Ok all y'all Girls and Ghouls get ch-all self s ready now, for the scariest, floor shaking-est, ghoul gathering seen since the last Scare Box!!
Scare Box presents its first annual Halloween Romp Party. Starting in the early evening with games and a special Spooky menu. Then dance it up to some funky beats spun by the scariest DJs in town till late. Prize for the best dressed.
Zombie after dead party to be announced....
MAESTRO (2003, 89 min) explores the history, the roots, and the spirit of New York House Music. Director Josell Ramos tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream. What evolved was a scene that set the ground work for what was to come in dance music culture worldwide, a rare insight into the secret underground world. It's the first time this story is told in a motion Picture, included in the film are pioneer dance music DJs and producers, "founding fathers", its center being Larry Levan, as well as high-profile DJs of today. Opting for a more personal and candid approach, MAESTRO shows the true history of the people through a realistic creative aesthetic. Tracing the underground's dance origin, MAESTRO brings out a real understanding of this intense lifestyle, and the lives they lived and died for.
There's an entire generation out there who missed out on the pops and hisses of album listening, not to mention the awesome cover art that's a lot more impressive than the digitized postage stamps you see when you play a song on your iPod. Join our VINYL MANIA DJ NIGHT, featuring many new records from Dr. Wah Wah and DJ Nicomatic on the turntables. They’ll spin funky disco, house and dance.
Forgotten, on one of Phnom Penh’s most prestigious boulevards, at the heart of the former French colonial district, lies a place of mystery… This historical Mansion opposite the Phnom Penh Hotel, hidden between a large Honda dealer and a Caltex fuel station, is now the new home of DEMO, Phnom Penh first “Drinking Games Bar”.
One night a year, on the last Friday of October, strange things happen in the witching hours: The long forgotten Mansion comes to life… Ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies and other creatures of the night take over #40 Monyvong Boulevard. They feast, party, dance, drink and celebrate.
But this year’s party is unlike any other they had ever planned. They receive the visit of a very special guest: Their BOSS… Demons C.E.O, the Fallen Angel himself… THE DEVIL!
He comes to Cambodia to present his most popular Chilean wine: This wine is kept in a haunted cellar where, according to the legend, the Devil himself hides away. The tale is so infamous that the wine that ages inside this dark and deep cavern is named the 'Casillero del Diablo': the Devil’s Cellar.
To celebrate this venue in style they have organized 3 floors, and allowed us Humans to join the event!
You are all welcome, from 9pm to (at least) 4am, but be warned: If most of these creatures are welcoming and happy to party with Humans, the ones in the top floor of the Mansion have a more “Troubled” and agitated past… viewers discretion advised for this floor…
This one-off event will spread across the entire Mansion!!!
One Indoor dance floor, “The Temple”, where Casilliero del Diablo disciples hold dark ceremonies involving music, games and alcohol.
One Outdoor dance floor, “The Graveyard”, where creatures of the night party and celebrate the cycle of life and death.
And there is also that third floor... a darker floor… whose rooms are filled with more disturbing guests, reminiscence of the Mansion’s tragic past.
Indoor Floor: Dj Bluesabelle, Dj Shaman, Dj Rob Bianche, Dj Weng Wai
Outdoor Floor: Dj Donabelle, Dj Simon C Vent, Dr Wah Wah, Dj Low Renz
This exhibition traces the urban development of Phnom Penh City through unique archival documents (photographies, maps, records), aiming to promote the rich past and history of the capital in an informative and entertaining way.
It has been made possible thanks to the Heritage Mission, an institute operated by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, which performes a great work in gathering data on Phnom Penh City urban and monumental heritage history.
Besides the exhibition on Phnom Penh city urban heritage, an artistic and contemporary perspective will be presented through works of two photographers: Jean-François Perigois (France) and Chhay Kanha (Cambodia)
More info on "Once Upon a time... Phnom Penh city": http://goo.gl/QgGSZH
After a quiet period of almost two years, Meas Sokhorn will exhibit a new series of paintings. Working on a background of alarming-red, Meas depicts figures on motorbikes, in cars and walking along the roads of Phnom Penh. The figures are not grounded to any fixed perspective and seem to be detached from the background—creating a loose and chaotic composition. It gives the impression that one could shake the canvas and the characters would float around and settle in new positions. But the artistic narrative unfolds in the details.
In the corner of one canvas are the words in English “LANE OWNER,” while horns emerge from the faces of pedestrians, a steering wheel and policeman caps. In another, a Chivas logo covers the road that cars drive over. The passengers carry bottles of alcohol and firearms. While another painting refers to the political rallies of the Cambodian General election of 2013.
Although the literal representation is largely traffic and alcohol, a secondary and subversive theme of class conflict and exploitation of power pervades the body of work. When discussing these themes with Meas, he refers to the congested roads of Phnom Penh as a “moving slum.” A metaphor that refers to the seeming lack of order and infrastructure despite the fact that there are rules and laws in place to govern the interactions. He says that the whole system is broken and no one is taking responsibility.
When asked why, as an artist, do you present this theme in your work, Meas replied that he has observed and been subjected to this growing problem and felt compelled to respond, “This is all I can do—I have my brush.” The stop-sign red background of the paintings serve as a warning of danger. A warning that he hopes will stimulate conversation and hopefully serve as a call to action.
Happy Painting is a collection of 14 large size canvases started 20 years ago when Stef moved in Cambodia. Stef’s paintings overflow with the joy of life and serenity.
He constructs worlds where bliss and kindness reign supreme, as remedy for the unhappiness surrounding us. The artist’s vision is naïve, with figurative motifs and vibrant colours.
Stef’s unique style - that one may have seen in many places in Cambodia - has supporters all around the world. Happy Painting exhibition at The Plantation will be one of the first times that such a great number of Stef’s paintings will be displaced together.