Khmer Voices Rising

An International

Freedom-to-Write Literary Festival

March 14th - 17th

Novelist Alan Lightman, playwright David Rabe and Cambodian-American hip-hop musician praCh Ly will headline an upcoming multi-day festival celebrating the literature and culture of Cambodia at Brown University, March 14 – 17.

“Khmer Voices Rising:  An International Freedom-to-Write Literary Festival,” presented by Brown’s International Writers Project and Literary Arts Program, will include readings by Cambodian, Vietnamese and American writers; panels on freedom of expression featuring writers, scholars, and free expression advocates from around the world (including representatives of International PEN and PEN America); and film showings, music, and plays.      For a full schedule of events and to learn more about the festival participants, please click here.


About the IWP

The events of “Khmer Voices Rising:  An International Freedom-to-Write Literary Festival” explore the cultural and artistic heritage of Tararith Kho, who last spring was named Brown’s seventh International Writing Fellow.  A Cambodian poet, publisher, and educator Kho has been instrumental in the founding of PEN-Cambodia.  As Co-Founder of the Nou Hach Literature Project and of an affiliated journal that published fiction, essays, and poetry sometimes critical of the Cambodian government, Kho was subjected to threatening anonymous phone calls and emailed death threats which forced him to resign from the Project in January, 2010.  With the aid of Brown’s International Writers Project Fellowship, which each year provides a stipend and working space to writers who have been subjected to political harassment, imprisonment, or threats in their homelands, Kho and his family were enabled to leave Cambodia and relocate to Providence in summer, 2010.  He will be in residence at Brown for the 2010-11 academic year.

The festival is sponsored by the International Writers Project with support from Literary Arts, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Creative Arts Council and the Vice President of International Affairs.

“Khmer Voices Rising” is sponsored by the International Writers Project with support from Brown’s Creative Arts Council, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Literary Arts Program, and the Office of International Affairs.

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($50/person - General admission to the Cambodian Music Festival)

**Even though you are purchasing your ticket online, you will still receive your physical ticket in the mail. Ticket must be presented at the day of the music festival to gain entry. 

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One of the key purposes of Cambodian Town Film Festival (CTTF) is to highlight the diversity of the Cambodian experience through the art of filmmaking. By specifically featuring films that deal with Cambodian social political conflicts, traditions, challenges and characters, the Festival will deepen Cambodian values and encourage new dialogue on a global scale. THE CLOCK IS COUNTING DOWN TO OUR EVENT >>>  BUY TICKETS NOW - CLICK HERE 

COLLECTOR DIGITAL ART to Honor the 40 Year Remembrance of the Khmer Rouge's invasion of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The artwork is printed on a high gloss wooden board and make a great wall art decoration. *Collector's Edition - ONLY (40) are printed and signed by the artist. BUY IT NOW (CLICK HERE) 

Angkor Wat Starry Night Reprints

Angkor Wat Starry Night Canvas Print 11x17

These are reproduction of an oil painting done by Ponnamy Kiep reprinted on a canvas with a theme inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.

In Remembrance of 40 Years CTFF Limited Collector's Edition Dog Tag - Only $10 - CLICK HERE

April 17, 1975 is a day all Cambodians remember. It was the day the Khmer Rouge regime overtook Phnom Penh, an event that ignited a horrific genocide that killed nearly 2 million innocent lives and affected an infinite more.

In rememberance of all those that fought for freedom, those who survived, and those we have lost, Cambodia Town Film Festival has created this Limited Collector's Edition Dog Tag.

PAULINA a film by Caylee So
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Immersed in a vibrant world where bets and wagers are a part of everyday living, 17 year old Paulina has found herself attracted to the game; a love understood and shared by her father, Sam, and an avid community of Cambodian gamblers. Met with strong disapproval from her sister Sopheap, Paulina remains strongly tied to the community. But soon she finds herself in the midst of her father’s war with addiction, and the realities of this world is unmasked; Paulina must inevitably choose between the world she is drawn to and the life she might someday want.

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