FACING GENOCIDES : FOUR DECADES SINCE THE KHMER ROUGE FALL

 

 

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER by ANGELINA JOLIE Cambodia, USA/2017/136 min

A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Adapted from the famous book with the same title, retelling the personal story from a child’s perspective by Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung.

 

11 March (Mon) 07 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall

13 March (Wed) 02 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall


GRAVES WITHOUT A NAME by RITHY PANH Cambodia, France/2018/115 min

In Rithy Panh’s latest exploration of the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide, a 13-year-old boy who loses most of his family begins a search for their graves.

 

10 March (Sun) 04 : 30 PM @Legend Cinema (Eden Mall)

14 March (Thu) 02 : 30 PM @Legend Cinema (Eden Mall)


THE MISSING PICTURE by RITHY PANH Cambodia, France/2013/96 min

“For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia. Today I know: this image must be missing. So I created it. ” Rithy Panh

 

10 March (Sun) 07 : 00 PM @Bophana Center

12 March (Tue) 07 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall


S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE by RITHY PANH Cambodia, France/2003/105 min

The former Khmer Rouge guards of the infamous S21 jail  respond to painter Vann Nath’s questions with excuses, chilling stoicism or apparent remorse as they recount the atrocities they committed at ages as young as 12 years. The “crimes” of the prisoners were meticulously documented to justify their execution.

 

10 March (Sun) 11 : 30 AM @Bophana Center

13 March (Thu) 01 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall


THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR by ARTHUR DONG USA / 2015 / 87 min

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor chronicles the life, times and murder of actor and humanitarian Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a Cambodian genocide survivor who escaped to America and won an Oscar for his acting role in The Killing Fields.

11 March (Mon) 02 : 30 PM @Chaktomuk Hall

13 March (Wed) 10 : 30 PM @Bophana Center


SHADOW OF DARKNESS by YVON HEM Cambodia/1987/111 min

The first feature film shot after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, by an epoch-making Cambodian filmmaker. The story of a family under the Khmer Rouge: Visuth, the youngest son, secretly cooks rice for his family in the forest. All of them are executed, but Visal, the eldest son, safely escapes execution…

 

10 March (Sun) 02 : 45 PM @Chaktomuk Hall

12 March (Tue) 02 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall


NINE CIRCLES OF HELL by MILAN MUCHNA Czech Republic, Cambodia/1989/96 min

A deep emotional dramatic film between a Czech doctor and a Cambodian woman. The cruel Pol Pot regime had ruined their relationship and made millions of innocent Cambodians live like hell, which will make you scared while watching.

 

9 March (Sat) 12 : 30 PM @Legend Cinema (Exchange Square)

13 March (Wed) 07 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall)


A WOMAN’S PLACE by AZRA RASHID Canada/2018/62 min

Women are impacted differently from their male counterparts in genocide. As seen in Cambodia and Rwanda, after a vast majority of men are killed in genocide, women face the issue of survival all over again. They have to survive struggling in a changing global society.

 

11 March (Mon) 08 : 00 PM @Bophana Center

12 March (Tue) 06 : 30 PM @Bophana Center


AFTER AUSCHWITZ by JON KEAN Poland USA/2018/83 min

Hoping to find a sens of normalcy, six female Holocaust survivors immigrate to America, get married and raise children. What is life after living a genocide?

 

10 March (Sun) 03 : 15 PM @Bophana Center

12 March (Tues) 05 : 00 PM @Chaktomuk Hall