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December 19, 2017 | Theatre,

Photo Recap: Bangsokol Engagement Events

This month we presented Cambodian Culture, Art and History a month-long series of free and ticketed community engagement events in Boston and Lowell that include films, conversations and workshops; and culminate with the community screening of the film First They Killed My Father, produced by Oscar-nominated Rithy Pahn and Angelina Jolie. Here are some photo highlights from this rich, engaging series:

Welcome to Boston party: Linda Sou from Ankor Dance and Lowell Community Health Center, Sochenda Uch from Lowell Community Health Center. Both were featured in The Monkey Dance documentary. (photo by Craig Bailey)

Welcome to Boston party: Ankor Dance on stage. (photo by Craig Bailey)

Welcome to Boston party. (photo by Craig Bailey)

Welcome to Boston party: Flying Orb Dance. (photo by Craig Bailey)

Welcome to Boston party: Flying Orb Dance. (photo by Craig Bailey)

Welcome to Boston party: Him Sophy, Composer, Bangoksol. (photo by Craig Bailey)

Festival organizers at the Monkey Dance/Dance Family screening during the BAAFF film series.

Susan Chinsen at the podium at Old South Meeting House for Chinese Exclusion, Japanese Internment and Today.


First They Killed My Father reception at Pallin City in Lowell.

2 responses to “Photo Recap: Bangsokol Engagement Events”

  1. Maura McNiff says:

    Attended Wednesday performance
    One of the most moving theater experiences of my life.
    The production values were of the highest caliber. An immersive experience-I’m stunned!
    Would love to experience it again.

  2. Susan Fernandois says:

    I wholeheartedly agree…was searching for the right word.. And thats it….immersive…like being transported during a meditation….the singing/chanting so organically woven with the film and the discreet actions at the front of the stage….The score was superb, the music hauntingly beautiful and perfectly executed. The mix of traditional ensemble and chamber orchestra was genius and so deftly combined. The envelopes with photos given out at the end a beatiful touch. And i have to say that every attention was given to the audience from providing email reminders to the validated parking which made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Im from Lowell and proud to be in community with these resilient,creative, amazing Khmer people. I was an exchange student in Thailand in 1975-76 while this was going on right next door, though we did not know. And then i worked in refugee resettlement in Lowell in 1980-81, so this performance was very personally meaningful to me. What a privilege it was to attend this performance. Thank you!

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