Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Golden Voice

Don't forget this Saturday night's 7.30pm screening of The Golden Voice, a 25-minute short film by Greg Cahill, who will present his film and take part in a Q&A session after the screening, at the Meta House on Street 264 near Wat Botum in Phnom Penh. The film was a big hit when shown at the CamboFest last year and has been an ever-present at many of the film festivals in the United States ever since. Cahill's plans are to extend the film into a full-length movie bio of one of Cambodia's best-loved female singers Ros Sereysothea. As part of the vibrant rock n' roll scene that flourished in Cambodia during the 1960s, Ros Sereysothea was dubbed 'the golden voice of the royal capital' by Prince Sihanouk. As her career soared to an unprecedented level of success, Phnom Penh and Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge regime and artists and intellectuals were targeted for execution - could Cambodia's most famous star avoid detection? - find out on Saturday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy, you know, I would like to order a copy of this DVD for my own khmer collection, do you know or can you ask around to see how someone like me can order a copy to keep? Thanks in advance for any info.

June 11, 2008 4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of Ros sereysothea as well as many other great Khmer singers of the 1960s. I'd like a copy as well. Thanks.

June 11, 2008 4:35 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

The DVD's are available, look at the website of the film at:
or write to this email address:

June 11, 2008 8:38 AM  
Anonymous boeun said...

Thanks Andy, but everyone can join?

June 11, 2008 11:35 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Yes Boeun, everyone can attend the screening at Meta House, it is open for all, Khmers and foreigners alike. Meta House's events are always open to the general public I believe and they make everyone welcome.

June 11, 2008 11:50 AM  
Anonymous boeun said...

Thank you Andy. If I have time I'll attend or I will buy a copy of the DVD.

Waiting for this movie for long time. :)

June 11, 2008 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Phirun Thach said...

the movie doesnt do justice to Ros Sereysothea legacy but it nice to see someone paying homage to her.should have left to another director to pick up and present her life in a better direction.

June 12, 2008 4:56 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

I've not seen the film myself as yet, but surely what you'd most appreciate would be a biographic picture that presented the singer in her true light, not some romanticized or untrue version. Why do you think the direction of this Director was wrong or not appropriate, I am sure he would like to hear such feedback?

June 12, 2008 5:28 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

Hi This is Jared Davis, Love your Blog, I think it's really cool, you actually did one on us last year, when we finished our short film "The Perfect Date"and I just finished a movie called "Residue" which is a story about the CIA's involvement in Cambodia in 1970, and the aftermath that follows 6 years later. And I just found out that we have just received an official selection into the San Diego Film Festival. I though I'd share the good news with you, and see if this might be an opportunity for a story for you. If you find yourself with a few free minutes would you mind having a look at the trailer? let me know what you think about, love it, hate it, or somewhere in between? Thanks Andy

Sincerely, Jared Davis

here are the links below as well as my contact info

http://www. residuethemovie. com/

http://vids. myspace. com/index. cfm?fuseaction=vids. individual&VideoID=35615180

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=zjGw_aQneGI

E-mail Jaredldavis@gmail.com
phone # 619-822-3080

June 22, 2008 9:55 AM  

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