“RICE FIELD OF DREAMS follows the journey of Cambodia’s First National Baseball Team as they prepare for and participate in the 24th “Sea Games” – an Olympics-like sports competition between South East Asian nations to be held in Bangkok. For the 22 young players Joe assembled and trained over the previous five years it is their first venture outside of their farming villages.”
“How do you move forward in life when you’re stuck where you are? In Long Beach, CA, two young Cambodian-Americans search for an answer. Vuthy is a lonely 16-year-old who loves hip hop and Dungeons & Dragons. His ambitious older sister is starting to veer from her steadfast path to higher education and assimilation. With great humor and a modern sensibility, Year Zero sensitively explores how to escape a painful past while honoring the legacy of one’s own history. It’s a contemporary comedic drama about reinvention, redemption, and finding where we belong.”
The 3rd place winner of East West Players’ 2008 Playwriting Competition.
As the Khmer Rouge once again attracts international attention, this world premiere play gets to the heart of the headlines. When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to haunt their lives. As business deals unravel and personal negotiations brim with political consequences, Carter and Mara must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing the justice of many.
Featuring Greg Watanabe!
I feel like I should do a more in-depth post (or a series of posts) about the festival. This is one of the API arts events of the year. Maybe I’ll do a series of featured films! In the meantime, this basic announcement will have to do.
Posted in Festivals, Film
Tagged bay area, cambodia, chinese, filipino, indian, japanese, korean, san francisco, south asian, thai, vietnamese
“On display will be Cambodian court dance and costuming, drawing, shadow puppets, music and musical instruments, textiles, dressmaking, weddings, cooking, and games. Additionally, Jeffrey Weaver, of the J. Paul Getty Museum and curator of the forthcoming exhibition – “Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia,” will give a talk about the exhibition.”
- WHERE: MacArthur Park 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, 90813
- WHEN: Saturday November 20, 2010 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
- HOW MUCH: FREE!
- MORE INFO: http://www.everythinglongbeach.com/councilman-dee-andrews-and-cambodia-town-to-host-2nd-annual-cambodian-arts-culture-exhibition/