7:30 - 9:00 PM
Scripps College Performing Arts Center,
241 E. 10th Street
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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. Acclaimed filmmaker Rithy Panh (who recently produced Angelina Jolie's film on the Cambodian genocide) and composers Chinary Ung and Bosba Panh represent the country's renewed creative and energetic forces. The three will visit Claremont for a weeklong residency that will culminate in a screening, conversation and world premiere performance of new music that will celebrate the role of the arts in healing a nation.