Saturday, August 16, 2008
Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia, that he filmed in 1979 and the 1991 docu, Cambodia - The Betrayal and the continued support, at that time, for the Khmer Rouge factions by the West. In addition, young Aussie filmmaker Cameron Frost will be present to show his short documentary, A Cambodian Story, of a day in the life of a family and the trials and tribulations they endure, which was shot in 2006. Sunday (17th) will see the sensitive tale of love and lost souls in Rithy Panh's One Evening After The War. Panh is a master story-teller and Cambodia's only internationally-feted film director. The stars are Narith Roeun who plays a kickboxer, and bar-girl Chea Lyda Chan (pictured above), and who are joined by regular Panh collaborator, Peng Phan. Next week there's a host of Vietnam War-linked documentaries, the on-going Art of Survival Part 2 exhibition that opened up this week and much more.