SIHANOUK’S POLITICS, “BOOMTOWN PHNOM PENH” EXHIBIT & FILMS
4PM: DOCU - PRINCE & THE PROPHECY (1986, 75 min) explores the years of Norodom Sihanouk’s rule before Pol Pot came to power. 6PM: “BOOMTOWN PHNOM PENH” – ART EXHIBITION OPENING by senior Cambodian painter CHHIM SOTHY. 8PM: Screening of short docus about female construction workers in Phnom Penh is followed by Michael Glawogger’s MEGACITIES (1998, 90 min). The film by the late Austrian director is an impressionistic urban anthropology - a jagged juxtaposition of 12 episodes that unfold the stories of survival. It travels through Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow & New York - documenting the tales of invisible people trying to stay alive within miserable conditions.