Tag Archives: Anida Yoeu Ali

Candlelight Vigil held at the Spaceworks Gallery in Honor of the National Day of Remembrance.

17 Apr

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Candellight vigil

April 17th 2017, 6-9pm
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th St.)
Tacoma, Washington 98401

Doors at 6pm. Performances at 7pm

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 Cambodian communities nationwide will participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the National Day of Remembrance. From California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, the vigil will serve to remember those lost during the Cambodian genocide from 1975-1979.

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuated the entire city as they forced people into labor camps and executed former government officials, doctors, artists, scholars among others. It became known as Year Zero as it was marked by the Khmer Rouge regime. Under that regime, it has been estimated that over 2 million lives were lost due to execution and starvation. Continue reading

Scars & Stripes – Red Scarf Revolution Presents New Exhibit at the Spaceworks Gallery

9 Mar


Red Scarf Revolution presents

Scars & Stripes

A Cambodian American Experience

Join the opening reception, March 16th, 2017, 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public and will offer food & beverages. Invite your friends on the Facebook Event Page.

Exhibition Runs: March 9th* to April 20th

Explore the dramatic impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today while experiencing their cultural contributions. This exhibition features work by contemporary artists as well as photos and text from Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin, an exhibition created by the Khmer American community and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Continue reading

2016: Year in Photos

29 Dec

2016 quickly ramped up to be an exciting ride of cultural activities and business opportunities, bringing many new things. Spaceworks had a landmark year! We doubled the capacity of our Creative Enterprise program, invited the public to ‘Fish Tank’ where entrepreneurs made business pitches to a panel of experts, launched the Spaceworks Gallery on the corner of 11th & Commerce, hosted our 1st inaugural auction/fundraiser NEON, and added 3 new staff members!  This look back at the many events in which Spaceworks took part shows a very active year. Tacoma is what we make it, let’s keep making it vibrant.

High Blood Exhibit Boils Down Issues of Race, Gender, Sexuality & Politics.

9 Nov

high-blood-promoUnder installation in the Spaceworks Gallery is a provocative and thought-provoking new exhibit titled HIGH BLOOD, curated by The Cultureshock Collective. The artists use various formats including painting, photography, video and mixed media installation to examine how race, sex/gender, politics and heritage weave through their daily lives and mold their identities.

Anida Yoeu Ali, The Red Chador, 3-panel window mural, 89 x 51.5 in, 89 x 85.75 in, 89 x 51.5 in.

Anida Yoeu Ali, “The Red Chador”, 3-panel window mural, 89 x 51.5 in, 89 x 85.75 in, 89 x 51.5 in.

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‘Cambodian Son’ at Grand Cinema

14 Apr

This is a truly special opportunity, not-to-be missed! A beautiful, and powerful film with a local connection.

Tacoman Silong Chhun (a Spaceworks participant with his project the Red Scarf Revolution) is the music producer on this film, and will be the DJ for the post-screening afterparty! Watch this powerful film, meet the film makers (Masahiro Sugano, the director, cinematographer, and editor; producer Anida Yoeu Ali; and music producer Silong Chhun), then join everyone at The Zodiac Supper Club.

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Film details from the Grand Cinema:
“Cambodian Son documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career-to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior; first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and, then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011.

Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet.

After the performances end and the London stage becomes a faint memory, Kosal is once again left alone to answer the central question in his life: “How do you survive when you belong nowhere?”

Following the screening of Cambodian Son, stay for a Q&A with filmmakers including: Masahiro Sugano, the director, cinematographer, and editor; producer Anida Yoeu Ali; and music producer Silong Chhun.

Want to learn more? Join Grand Cinema staff and filmmakers Masahiro, Anida, and Silong at the Zodiac Supper Club following the Q&A. Stay for a DJ set from music producer Silong Chhun.

Zodiac Supper Club, 745 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402″

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