Songs From The Building

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SYNOPSIS

Since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, Hun Sarath, a Royal Court singer, has lived in ‘The Building'.

Now her home is slated for demolition. In the face of impending destruction, Sarath gathers old masters and new students to stage a performance for her community.

LONG SYNOPSIS:

Since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, Hun Sarath, the last surviving singer of the Royal Palace, has lived in what is known as 'The Building'.

Now her home is slated for demolition. For many in Phnom Penh the Building is a slum. Erasing this eyesore liberates some of the most valuable land in the city.

In the face of impending destruction of the Building, Sarath gathers the old masters to stage a Royal performance for her community and to remind the city of the value of Cambodian culture and history.