Haddenham.net

Village Cinema

Home » News » Village Cinema
Sophea Meas from Cambodia
Cambodian group

Haddenham's own pop-up cinema will come into being this Saturday evening, 29th March, when St Mary's Centre will be equipped with all the kit for a full surround sound cinematic event.

The occasion will be a fundraiser organised by local resident Sally Corfe, on behalf of Sophea Meas, an Information Officer based at Kone Kmeng, in Cambodia.

Sophea is a talented group leader, musician, dancer, translator, all round good guy with a deep faith, great sense of humour and happy disposition!

2011 saw devastating flooding across Cambodia and Sophea's family lost everything, including their rice crop and their seed rice. Consequently Sophea gave his family all of the money he had saved up in order to put himself through university, and his dream seemed to be over!

But 2012 saw Sophea start university thanks to the generous donations from friends here in Haddenham. His university course costs $500 per year (around £350) and he is now half way through.

Come and hear the latest from Sophea, and watch a superb, Oscar winning film about Cambodia filmed in 1984, just 5 years after the genocide that devastated the country. The film is a Hollywood blockbuster, but our licence to present the film to an audience prevents us from stating the title. But trust us, this is a most memorable film!

There will be tasters of Cambodian food to try too.

Please donate as much as you can afford to help a wonderful young man fulfil his dream of finishing university and work to improve the country that he loves.

Thank you so much.

The film presentation starts at 7pm. To book your place please call Sally Corfe Tel 292883 or email corfes@homecall.co.uk Limited places so book soon!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Infrastructure before Development 03
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 18 Aug 12:30pm

One of the primary concerns voiced by local residents in relation to the growth in Haddenham is how the infrastructure will cope with a rapid rise in the village population and the extra vehicles that will be associated with 1,000 new homes. "Infrastructure before Development" defines the ideal scenario, of course. Sadly, in the long-established and constrained village structure...

Traffic Congestion 01
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 16 Aug 10:45am

One of the most commonly voiced concerns over the scale of new house construction in Haddenham is our constrained road infrastructure and the pressure that will be brought to bear by all the additional vehicles that residents of new homes will bring. The large development planned for the Aston Road/Glebe site will create 280 new homes and add up to 560 vehicles to Haddenham's roads. An...

Turn End 02
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 16 Aug 9:45am

The Turn End Trust is presenting a unique film for its first public showing on Thursday evening 31st August, at the Youth & Community Centre. Filmed through all four seasons, Turn End captures how architect Peter Aldington masterly designed the houses and garden as one, making the garden a natural extension to the house. It goes right to the heart of the controversy of what is desirable housing...

© 2012 - 2017 Haddenham.net