Queering Cambodian Tradition: Award-Winning Documentary Screens At CSULB Festival Thursday

This Thursday, the CSULB Department of Anthropology is hosting the Human Cinema Film Festival, beginning at 4:00 in the Beach Auditorium, which is located on the lowest level of the Student Union. The festival features student-made short films that explore a variety of ethnographic topics, and a special screening of the award winning documentary, From The Heart of Brahma, about Long Beach-based Cambodian American dancer, teacher, and TED Fellow, Prumsodun Ok.

40 Under 40 Winner: Prumsoden Ok

 

Prum is a local artist, activist and teacher. His work within classic Cambodian dance—he was taught by world-renown dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro—has proven to be wildly experimental, addressing LGBTQ issues of sexuality, gender and social roles.