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Christian des Pallières has died


Christian des Pallières, co-founder (with his wife Marie-France) of Pour un Sourire d'Enfant, affectionately known as "Papy" by the children, died on Saturday 24th September, at the age of 82, in his house, in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), in the middle of the PSE Centre.

Since the announcement of his death, hundreds of children and graduates of PSE have been sharing moving and impressive reminiscences. Thousands gathered to pay their respects at the cremation ceremony on Monday 26th October. Everyone associated with PSE shares the sorrow with his family.

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Little Gems : film and photo album


Children, to survive, had to rummage through the dumpsite of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Today, they have escaped. Les Pépites (Little Gems), is the story of an extraordinary human adventure ... that of PSE.

► The film by Xavier de Lauzanne, was released in France on 5th October.
► A photo album published by Albin Michel, photos by Th. Goisque and Ch. des Pallières.

Watch the trailer

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