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Arts unite a nation
by Chin Mui Yoon
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22 July 2012
On 22 July 2012 The Star reported:
From the ashes of war and loss, the ancient artform of sbaek thom -- large shadow puppet theatre -- is once again being staged across Cambodia, thanks to organizations like Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). Funds are provided to salvage puppets from the debris of ruined temples and homes and to repair or, where the damage is too great, to reproduce them so they can be lovingly handled by an enthusiastic new generation of young puppeteers. Traditionally, sbaek thom, along with many other traditional art forms, were once performed in temples, with monks teaching young disciples.
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The 16-member Wat Bo Sbaek Thom troupe is part of CLA, a non-profit organization started in 1998 by noted Cambodian human rights activist and flutist, Arn Chorn Pond.
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