via Khmer Times, 26 November 2021: Khmer shadow puppetry gains Unesco recognition.
Sbek Thom shadow theatre was inducted onto United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 25, 2005. Yesterday was the 16th anniversary of Sbek Thom theatre’s induction.
Pok Saran, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts advisor and a master of Sbek Thom shadow theatre, gave an interview on Wednesday to Khmer Times, and discussed this unique Khmer style of theatre and the livelihood of Sbek Thom theatre artists.
Saran, now 70 years old, who retired as a high ranking official at the Ministry of Fine Arts, enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge of Sbek Thom theatre.