Saturday, February 25, 2017




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British Embassy in Cambodia added 53 new photos to the album PSVI event with UN Special Envoy Ms Angelina Jolie.

On 21 February, the British Embassy in Cambodia had the honour to host Ms Angelina Jolie, UN Special Envoy and co-founder of the preventing sexual violence initiative (PSVI), along with local stakeholders involved in both historical and contemporary efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict and gender-based violence in present-day society.
We gathered to learn from each other’s experiences, to promote the objectives of the campaign to prevent sexual violence in conflict and to highlight the vital role of accountability mechanisms, such as the Khmer Rouge War Crimes Tribunal (ECCC), in holding perpetrators to account.
We also took this opportunity to introduce our British Embassy funded documentary: “The Legacy of Sexual Violence under the Khmer Rouge” which will be released shortly. The UK continues to lead and support the global campaign in support of #PSVI.
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There has been no shortage of movies made about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. Some, like David Putnam’s The Killing Fields, hit their mark in the 1980s and became a cultural reference point for one of the great tragedies of the 20th century.
James Gerrand, who produced the documentary Cambodia: The Prince and the Prophecy, is in a similar league to Putnam in defining the brutal regime and its impact on the country.
Those events were a long time ago, and Cambodia has moved on. But decades after the Khmer Rouge were driven out of Phnom Penh and since the final shots were fired in that long-running civil war, public interest in the subject seems stronger than ever.
This has been helped by UN-backed efforts to put surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge on trial, maturing post-war baby boomers who are less afraid of asking about this country’s war-time past, and more pragmatic considerations like a substantial drop in the cost of video production.
The result is a renaissance of sorts in the Khmer Rouge genre, if you will, is underway, with no shortage of producers and directors in search of a script about Pol Pot and the deaths of more than two million people.
But not every production has been a winner. Far from it.
New York filmmaker Robert Lieberman produced Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia. Sadly, this documentary is a dreadful rerun of almost every cliché written about Cambodia by navel-gazing Americans, and many of them are wrong.
John Pirozzi did better with Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, although his public relations machine could do with some cheering up after being criticized for a ham-fisted approach with respect to screenings in Cambodia, particularly the countryside.
Not so with German film maker Marc Eberle. Last year he released Cambodia Space Project: Not Easy Rock ‘n Roll — a blend of 1960s Cambodian pop and latter day Western rock and shot through the eyes of Khmer diva, Srey Thy – also known as Kak Channthy – who sings 1960s Khmer evergreens along with her own mixes.
It premiered in Phnom Penh with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, her then husband the actor Brad Pitt, and James Gerrand in the audience at the Cambodian International Film Festival.
Eberle’s latest effort, a short documentary about an uprising by Muslim Chams against the Khmer Rouge in late 1975, The Cham Rebellion of Svay Khleang, was terrific.
It delves into the lives of two students attempting to piece together how more than 1,000 families were slaughtered by Pol Pot’s ultra-Maoists after being stripped of their Islamic identity.
A River Changes Course from the Khmer-American camera-woman Kaylanee Mam has been received international acclaim.
Then there was Ian White’s debut as a feature director in Before the Fall about life and love as the Khmer Rouge seized control. And a full-length feature, One Crowded Hour, based on the life of legendary war correspondent Neil Davis is in the advanced stages of pre-production.
Amid this motley group, Jolie has launched her latest effort, First They Killed My Father, a first-hand account of genocide through a child’s eye. So far, the Hollywood actress turned director is winning fans for this Khmer language film, particularly among Cambodia’s youth.
An overwhelming majority of people here who are under 30 like Western culture and are enamored by Jolie and her cult-like status as a pop culture icon.
First They Killed My Father won’t be released on Netflix until September. As such, reviews will be important. So far, Jolie is travelling well, as should be expected in a country where her humanitarian work has not gone unnoticed.
At the world premiere in Siem Reap last Saturday and at a special show opened to thousands at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh the following Tuesday, the audience was overwhelmed with delight, with some bursting into tears.
“It’s good and critical,” Sam Chanmaliny, a popular TV news anchor, told The Diplomat, echoing a sentiment heard among several other prominent Cambodians familiar with the film scene.
“It reflects Cambodian history and how the war started. How people were forced out of the city to the countryside, and how they lived in pain and fear,” she said.
“People feel powerless in letting the world know how our country suffered in war, but thanks to Angelina Jolie, she does makes our voice louder and more powerful.”
Based on the reception it has received so far in Cambodia, First They Killed My Father should be judged an initial success. But more significantly, seen from a broader historical perspective, it is also a important addition to a genre of movies that are still defining what happened here under the Khmer Rouge all those years ago.
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MISS JOLIE GUERLAIN CONQUERS CAMBODIA Last night, I was in Phnom Penh attending the screening of "First They Killed My Father", Angelina Jolie's film about the Cambodian genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime. Any photographing inside the theater was strictly forbidden by Netflix, so this is the only snapshot I was able to get of Miss Jolie Guerlain, as she arrived to cheers at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium where the screening took place. It was a shame that the event wasn’t open for all Cambodians to attend, despite the vast size of the stadium and the philanthropic aura of it all, but it was limited to a select group of people. It left a large crowd of frustrated locals standing outside watching VIPs being let in. In a short opening speech, Jolie said that the film is the fruit of her love for Cambodia. One can't but share her admiration: the Cambodians are genuinely warm, welcoming and thoughtful, and Phnom Penh is one of the prettiest of all the Southeast Asian capitals. "First They Killed My Father" is a strikingly aesthetic and scenic film about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, seen through the eyes of a little girl. The audience was noticeably touched during the show, and some left the theater crying after half an hour. After the film, I talked to a few of the young Cambodians who attended the screening. They said that the film had made a very strong impression on them, because their generation knows very little about how cruel the Khmer Rouge regime really was, and how much conflict and hatred it deliberately fostered. They also said that they saw the ending of the film as a message of hope and connectedness for the Cambodian people, although democracy still has a long way to go in the country. Disclaimer: This community page does not represent Guerlain. Avertissement: Cette page communautaire ne représente pas Guerlain. #guerlain #monguerlain #perfume #parfum #angelinajolie
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Gather your friends, put on your favourite dress and join us for an exclusive evening for the official launch of the new feminine fragrance by Guerlain. Be the first to experience the fragrance inspired by Angelina Jolie. Indulge in hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as you wander the exquisite Guerlain boutique and receive an exclusive appreciation gift with your purchase. PLUS, all guests will receive an exclusive parting favour. Guerlain Boutique 110 Bloor St. W, Toronto. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6-9PM Tickets: $25* (for two guests) Space is limited Click here to RSVP and confirm your donation of $25*. *Partial proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency



10 comments:

  1. Angelina Jolie will pay homage to Brazilian Sergio Vieira de Mello in Geneva
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    Angelina Jolie will pay tribute to the former UN official, Brazilian Sergio Vieira de Mello, during an event on March 15 in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Sergio worked for 34 years with the UN, fighting for Human Rights and was killed in 2003 during a suicide attack on the Canal Hotel, which operated as the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

    The event was organized by the foundation Sergio Vieira de Mello, who chose Angelina, for his dedication in the fight for refugees, which has lasted 15 years.
    https://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Even they the event organizers Gurlain are donating to UN Refugee Agency on behalf of Angelina

    EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH OF THE NEW FEMININE FRAGRANCE BY GUERLAIN
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    ather your friends, put on your favourite dress and join us for an exclusive evening for the official launch of the new feminine fragrance by Guerlain. Be the first to experience the fragrance inspired by Angelina Jolie. Indulge in hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as you wander the exquisite Guerlain boutique and receive an exclusive appreciation gift with your purchase. PLUS, all guests will receive an exclusive parting favour.
    Guerlain Boutique
    110 Bloor St. W, Toronto.
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    6-9PM
    Tickets: $25* (for two guests)
    Space is limited
    Click here to RSVP and confirm your donation of $25*.
    *Partial proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency
    http://www.ellecanada.com/vip/events/article/exclusive-launch-of-the-new-feminine-fragrance-by-guerlain

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  3. Wednesday 15 March 2017, 18:30 - 20:00 Angelina Jolie With the
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    Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation
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    Assembly Hall
    Palais des Nations, Geneva

    In her role as UNHCR Special Envoy, world-leading actress Angelina Jolie has spent fifteen years advocating on refugees’ behalf. Organised by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation and the Graduate Institute, to honour the memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello, and hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva.

    Registration is required for this event.
    Attendees will receive details about security and access shortly.

    http://graduateinstitute.ch/events/_/events/corporate/2017/angelina-jolie

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  4. monsieurguerlainGuerlain has now released Mon Guerlain, four days ahead of the previously announced release date. Engraving of the bottle can be ordered online as well.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ8gCM9FInt/

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  5. monsieurguerlain
    monsieurguerlainMISS JOLIE GUERLAIN CONQUERS CAMBODIA
    Last night, I was in Phnom Penh attending the screening of "First They Killed My Father", Angelina Jolie's film about the Cambodian genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime. Any photographing inside the theater was strictly forbidden by Netflix, so this is the only snapshot I was able to get of Miss Jolie Guerlain, as she arrived to cheers at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium where the screening took place.
    It was a shame that the event wasn’t open for all Cambodians to attend,due to security of the monarchs,despite the vast size of the stadium and the philanthropic aura of it all, but it was limited to a select group of people. It left a large crowd of frustrated locals standing outside watching VIPs being let in.

    In a short opening speech, Jolie said that the film is the fruit of her love for Cambodia. One can't but share her admiration: the Cambodians are genuinely warm, welcoming and thoughtful, and Phnom Penh is one of the prettiest of all the Southeast Asian capitals. "First They Killed My Father" is a strikingly aesthetic and scenic film about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, seen through the eyes of a little girl. The audience was noticeably touched during the show, and some left the theater crying after half an hour. After the film, I talked to a few of the young Cambodians who attended the screening. They said that the film had made a very strong impression on them, because their generation knows very little about how cruel the Khmer Rouge regime really was, and how much conflict and hatred it deliberately fostered. They also said that they saw the ending of the film as a message of hope and connectedness for the Cambodian people, although democracy still has a long way to go in the country.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ0B8xwFjPR/?taken-by=monsieurguerlain

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  6. guerlainDreamt up by Gabriel Guerlain and crafted by Baccarat in 1908, this iconic quadrilobe bottle expresses strength and sensuality #MonGuerlain

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ8VJsSAzqS/?tagged=monguerlain

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  7. First They Killed My Father – A Girl’s Eyes to Revisit Cambodian Dark Times
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    Rating: 08/10
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    I only heard about First They Killed My Father, from social media, to be produced in Cambodia back then. Little did I know the production affected those colleagues closest to me like Rithea. Until recently, I didn’t expect to be invited to the premiere of this true-event-based movie. Without boasting, I was even authorized to list down other guests I find appropriate for this screening! Despite all the “low-key” arrangements, all I could guess was it was going to be another Khmer Rouge movie. But I didn’t anticipate the different angle and intention of the director, Angelina Jolie, in great chemistry with its author, Ung Luang.

    Strategic Production

    Many of my friends and acquaintances kept asking me if they could pay to see it. But the first screenings only happened in Cambodia within this February. So if you want to see it at your “leisure”, it should be on Netflix, a worldwide subscription-based movie app. It is also the company that has invested in this novel-inspired work. The truth is, Cambodia is not yet open enough to this digital platform. So make the dots between Angie and this movie by yourself! Besides, while this project already benefited Cambodian film crew, I only hope the next one will see them on bigger credits!

    Innocent Approach

    The beginning of the story is quite predicable, as most Cambodian millenials learned about this dark regime from History. What was unknown is how all the scenes follow the eyes of an innocent girl, who was the author in her pre-teenage. No much dialog is involved. Only the action of adults who seem to dominate her own will. Maybe it goes to show how Cambodian children were deprived of better chances in that manipulating period.

    Past Face-Off

    By past face-off, I meant two consequences of this auto-genocide: one near and the other far. The near face-off is dramatically highlighted in a final scene, in which a former Khmer Rouge soldier was mob-attacked and punished. After this attack is spared, our protagonist is left to face him alone. What would you do if you were her? The far consequence is how Cambodian survivors learn to live their lives, despite or along with this historic trauma. Would they forgive, but never forget? Would younger generations learn to accept or ignore it?

    After all, I’d say “First They Killed My Father” is daring in its approach for attempting to revisit Cambodian History from fresh eyes. I bet you’ll never look at our past the same way again, after understanding about the little Luang. And I may need to read the book to feel the differences and learn some missing parts?!

    http://sumsithen.com/2017/02/first-they-killed-my-father-a-girls-eyes-to-revisit-cambodian-dark-times.html

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  8. Photos from Aneglina's ad

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  9. More stills

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  10. Fussy, In the top AP video of FTKM that English gentleman is Jon Swain he was the only British journalist in Phnom Penh when it fell to the Khmer Rouge in April 1975. His coverage of these events and their horrific aftermath won him the first of his many awards, the British Press Awards Journalist of the Year. They featured in the Oscar-winning film, The Killing Fields, and form the backdrop to Jon’s bestselling memoir, River of Time.
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    Him Praising the movie is High Praise indeed.
    http://jonswain.org/jonswain/bio.html

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