The evening was spent watching a performance called ‘Sokha.’ Based on the true life stories of the founders of Phare Ponleu Selpak, the show is a powerful mix of drama, dance, contemporary circus techniques, live painting, and original, live music.
Sokha is a child haunted by war. Her memories of the Khmer Rouge combine with surreal visions to create a distorted and dark reality. Through art, she discovers her strength and finds the tools to heal both herself and her community.
The show highlights the long term effects suffered by post-war victims and the way art provided a powerful way to heal and rebuild the country.