Cambodia after Khmer Rouge reconstructed

VENICE-The San Giorgio Maggiore island will welcome a series of events dedicated to the memory of Onesta Carpenè and her work in Cambodia.

 From 9thto 10thMay, the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies of the Giorgio Cini Foundation will remember Venice’s own social activist who spent almost thirty years helping war victims and working towards aiding the development of Cambodia after the collapse of the dictatorship of Pol Pot, as well as in Vietnam, Thailand and India.

 On this occasion, the organisers inaugurate a photographic exhibition titled “In Cambodia. Photos from the Tiziano Terzani Archives” including pictures taken by the artist, and Carpenè’s friend, during one of his travels.

 On May 10 at 8pm, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia will present a production of “Lights and Shadows,” directed and choreographed by Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, former ballet dancer and ex-culture minister in the Cambodian government.