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Tola Say (Tola)

Phnom Penh
Community engaged arts, Contemporary visual arts, Film / Documentary, Journalism, Literature/poetry/ storytelling, Photography
Artist (writer/performer/filmmaker/visual artist etc), Policy/ research
Capacity building for arts sector, Economic opportunity, Environment
Meeting Point 2022
Khmer Literature Festival, Her Sounds, Cambodian Mouth Harp Documentation, Dey Kraham, Sonic Cambodia
Say Tola is a passionate writer and researcher of arts. She worked for Khmer Times from 2017 to 2019 during which she wrote about the arts scene in Cambodia. She has also worked as the core organising team for the ‘Khmer Literature Festival’. Her keen interest in arts and culture research saw her playing a significant role in ‘Her Sounds’ project as a coordinator in 2019. That year, she also became a resident researcher with Heritage Hub Residency at the REPfest New Traditional Music Festival. In 2020, Tola worked as a research assistant on an international project called “Cambodian Mouth Harp” as part of the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme. All these projects gave her the opportunity to travel throughout Cambodia to witness diverse arts and cultural practices in various communities. Tola has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Paññāsāstra University, Cambodia. Currently, Tola works as a research coordinator with Cambodian Living Arts.
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