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“Not so much as a concert but a talk and video session”
Review of Beatocello Concert

Beatocello Concert
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

He is a good cellist. He is a kind of comedian. But he talks so much one wonders if one came for a seminar. The video he shows is far too long.

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Reviewed 12 June 2011

There are many unsung heroes in this world and Dr Richner is certainly one of them. A must do if you are in Siem Reap on a Saturday night.Be entertained for about 1.5 hours to music on his cello while you listen to a speech and watch a documentary on the ongoing works at the 5 mostly privately funded children's hospitals in Cambodia where all treatment is free. Come away with a different perspective that even the poorest deserve and can achieve the best health care with the right policies and sustainable health care can be different from that advocated by the WHO and many international bodies.A very interesting night to say the least!

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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Not so much a concert - a very moving evening in which Dr Richner, who has devoted his life to Cambodia, explains the development and work of the hospitals he has established in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. The accompanying film is excellent - it even features a clip of him working in Phnom Penh just before the takeover by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. The Pol Pot years have left Cambodia with an appalling legacy of child mortality so, although the evening was nominally free, we did give a substantial donation - it is the very least one can do.

1  Thank j1954g
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

A nice way to spend Sat evening in Siem Reap - Mostly an introduction to the five hospitals for children in Cambodia that have been buily largely through the effort of one man - who also is a very good cellist. There is a lot of information about the hospitals and his criticism of organizations like WHO who feel there is no hope for countries locked in poverty. Ditto to the warning about it being very cool thanks to aggressive air conditioning.

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Reviewed 28 January 2011

We stayed at River Village Manor (see separate review) and they suggested we might like to attend this event on the Saturday night at the local Children's Hospital. Our Tuk Tuk driver took us there and we were ushered into a state of the art full theatre well filled with visitors - about 400 others that night. The esteemed doctor took the stage and "entertained" us for 1.5 hours. This included him playing his Cello, talking and showing a great film.
It certainly opened our eyes on health services in Cambodia. With us both coming from large hospital management backgrounds we understood the issues. (I won't make any comment here).
At the end we were asked to either give blood or (if we were too old or unwell) give money.
Travelling on a budget we choose to give blood. A couple days later we ventured in (with our trusty Tuk Tuk driver) to give blood. It is a modern sterile blood collecting set up - maybe not up to Australian city standards as far as decor goes but certainly no hassles with cleanliness.
Importantly we asked out Tuk tuk driver to join us which he did with much angst. If you choose to give blood take your driver with you. They need blood products desperately and locals are the best source. He was very proud to wear his free T Shirt to show he had done something for his own kids who regularly use this health service.

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