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The Cambodian myth of lightning, thunder, and rain - Prumsodun Ok

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"Moni Mekhala Ream Eyso" is the most sacred dance drama in Cambodia. It is performed every year in the buong suong ceremony, and explains the origins of lightning, thunder and rain according to the Khmer people. Prumsodun Ok tells this empowering tale that still enlightens our world today.

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  • Director Silvia Prietov
  • Educator Prumsodun Ok
  • Script Editor Brendan Pelsue
  • Producer Edi Jimenez
  • Animator John Nagles, Mayra Rodríguez, Diego Doncel
  • Storyboard Artist Diego Doncel
  • Designer Viviana Castañeda
  • Character Designer Viviana Castañeda
  • Layout Artist Viviana Castañeda
  • Compositor Jefersson Vargas
  • Composer Alejandro Loaiza
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Edited by the educator, this multimedia collection of essays, photographs, and illustrations provides a detailed look into the legend of Moni Mekhala and Ream Eyso.

Check out this link to watch a staged retelling of Moni Mekhala and Ream Eyso. The Sophiline Arts Ensemble performed this play on the Cambodian Television Network for International Women’s Day.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Silvia Prietov
  • Educator Prumsodun Ok
  • Script Editor Brendan Pelsue
  • Producer Edi Jimenez
  • Animator John Nagles, Mayra Rodríguez, Diego Doncel
  • Storyboard Artist Diego Doncel
  • Designer Viviana Castañeda
  • Character Designer Viviana Castañeda
  • Layout Artist Viviana Castañeda
  • Compositor Jefersson Vargas
  • Composer Alejandro Loaiza
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • See more