2 episodes

Welcome to Beyond Year Zero: A podcast about Cambodia then and now!

This podcast explores the dark and difficult history of the Khmer Rouge regime, and asks what effects and impact did the Pol Pot period have on the dynamic and vibrant society of Cambodia today?

Taking a thematic approach, Beyond Year Zero draws on interviews with practitioners and notaries from leading communities of practice in contemporary Cambodia to explore the relationship between history, society, violence, and – ultimately – human nature. Themes explored include the arts, gender, land, and many more besides.

So please join me on my journey into the dark heart of this troubled nation's past, it's captivating present, and it's bright and contested future. Join me on my journey to go beyond year zero.

Beyond Year Zero: Cambodia Then and Now Beyond Year Zero

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Beyond Year Zero: A podcast about Cambodia then and now!

This podcast explores the dark and difficult history of the Khmer Rouge regime, and asks what effects and impact did the Pol Pot period have on the dynamic and vibrant society of Cambodia today?

Taking a thematic approach, Beyond Year Zero draws on interviews with practitioners and notaries from leading communities of practice in contemporary Cambodia to explore the relationship between history, society, violence, and – ultimately – human nature. Themes explored include the arts, gender, land, and many more besides.

So please join me on my journey into the dark heart of this troubled nation's past, it's captivating present, and it's bright and contested future. Join me on my journey to go beyond year zero.

    BYZ002 - Gender & Women's Rights

    BYZ002 - Gender & Women's Rights

    In this episode of Beyond Year Zero, I explore the widespread practice of forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge, and ask what impact that has on women and gender rights in today's Cambodia?

    Drawing on interviews with notable practitioners from civil society, politics, academia, and the arts, this podcast was produced before, during, and after the recent general election, which saw the Cambodian People's Party take every seat in the country's parliament. I attempt to explore what impact the country's dark past and contested present will have on the opportunities and prospects for women in the country, and where we are at in Cambodia in terms of gender eqaulity today.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    BYZ001 - The Arts

    BYZ001 - The Arts

    In this episode of Beyond Year Zero I explore the impact of the Khmer Rouge regime on the arts in Cambodia - asking how did the arts survive, what efforts are being made to revive them, and what role do the arts play in contemporary Cambodia today?

    The podcast includes interviews with Cambodian kickboxing champion Chan Rothana, community gallery owners Lolli and Ajin from Nowhere Art Gallery, and Arn Chorn-Pond, the founder and head of the Cambodian Living Arts foundation. Through their stories, I attempt to examine the role that the arts play in helping a country to rebuild after mass violence, it's capacity to resist that violence in the first place, and what this can tell us about the nature of the human spirit and society in general.

    I hope you enjoy the inaugural episode of Beyond Year Zero: Cambodia Then and Now! You can find links to all of the organisations mentioned in the show, as well as view relevant content and join the discussion at www.facebook.com/beyondyearzero

    Thanks for listening, and don't forget to subscribe either here or on iTunes!

    BYZ

    • 1 hr 3 min

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