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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Street Life of Cambodia

Michael HernandezMichael teaches cinematic arts and broadcast journalism in Los Angeles.www.cinehead.comOn a recent visit to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, I was impressed with the improvisational nature of street life.  Scooters weave between each other at intersections without signal lights, trash stacked in piles on sidewalks at night is neatly swept up in the morning, and street vendors cook noodles at… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Cambodia: Spirituality of the everyday

Cambodia:  Spirituality of the everyday.Michael HernandezMichael teaches cinematic arts and broadcast journalism in Los Angeles.www.cinehead.comThe resilience and optimism of the Buddhist culture of Cambodia left a lasting impression on this non-religious westerner--one of humbleness, awareness of the world around me and a sense of the temporary nature of all things. Whether it was the genocide at the hands of the… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 09th, 2014

Mira Costa School - 3 Days & a Reflection Center

by Alex Jarus on April 9, 2014 in Letters From CambodiaThe morning rush is inevitable, it happens almost every day on this trip but the one 3 days ago was on an even stricter time crunch. That morning we planned on getting up completely packed to leave Phnom Penh so we could fly to Siem Reap, and although most were some weren’t which cost us… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 09th, 2014

Mira Costa School - Pictures from Cambodia 2014

Students at Angkor Wat.Documentary scripting time.Building wheelchairs for landline victims.Sunset at the floating villages.5:00 am can't kill these smiles :)Elephant rides at Bayon temple.Elephant riders.Landmine victim helps us assemble wheelchairs for other amputees. Note the prosthetic leg.Floating villages.Students interview amputee landmine survivor.Foot massages for the girls.Model US airplane dropping cluster bombs.Bayon temple of faces.Temple carvings.Gardens at Metta Karuna Centre. [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 09th, 2014

Mira Costa School - Seeds of Change

by Derek Russell on April 8, 2014 in Letters From CambodiaOutside of the busy, jam-packed streets of Phnom Phen lays the Montessori school which we visited today. The owner of the schools also operates the guest house that we’re staying at in order to raise funds in her quest to education the children of Cambodia. The Montessori is made to be self-sustaining, using left over… [Read Full Article]
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