Life is Struggle, Life is Hope
The idea for Landmine Survivors: Cambodia came from Mr. Tola Soun who, while not a landmine casualty himself, was hired to stage manage the show when it first debuted in Siem Reap. By the time the original producers chose to step away from the project, Tola had already attained a heightened awareness of the difficulties landmine victims faced in his country and committed himself to keeping the performances going. Life is Struggle, Life is Hope has been enriching guests at the five-star Amansara Hotel for over four years and now is expanding to other hotels and facilities to share its message of tolerance and hope.
Our performances serve as our key outreach on behalf of landmine survivors. The show is created, directed and performed by the disabled. There are generally no admission charges at the venues where we perform, but donations are accepted. See our Upcoming Shows section for times and locations around the city.
Our eleven member troupe comes together to perform their true stories through song, body movement and monologues. Through these soul-baring performances visitors come to understand their heart-wrenching stories of becoming the victims from land mines, polio and other accidents as well as their triumphant return to a new kind of normalcy. Believe it or not the performances even deliver a few lighthearted moments!
For larger tour groups visiting Siem Reap, arrangements can also be made to have the Disabled Actor’s Troupe perform the show at your hotel. Tour operators and independent groups of ten or more can Contact Us for details.