Moving hard, he spit Khmer and English rhyme to beats tied to recognizable chapey dong veng; the long neck, twangy Cambodian guitar.
Angelina Jolie made a short speech and wore a traditional Cambodian dress made in Long Beach by Khmer Bridal.
The Cambodia Town Film Festival exists as a direct response to the norms of Hollywood, which for decades has failed to include Asians on the big screen and continues to lack representation of the diversity of Asian and Asian-American experiences.
Now in its fifth year, the Cambodia Town Film Festival returns with a pre-release of “Surviving Bokator”, a documentary about a genocide survivor, San Kim Sean, who returns to Cambodia to resurrect the ancient style of fighting.
The third annual Cambodia Town Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for the four-day event at the Art Theatre, as 2015 marks 40 years since the Khmer Rouge regime’s takeover of Cambodia.
The 2nd Cambodia Town Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for the two-day event, which will take place September 6 and 7 at The Art Theatre in Long Beach.