Monday, May 4, 2009
A brand new documentary film, written, filmed and involving villagers from Siem Reap, Takeo and Kratie provinces, who talk about and act out their experiences during the Khmer Rouge period, will get its debut screening at the Chenla Theatre on Thursday 7 May at 4pm. We Want (u) to Know is directed by Italian filmmaker Ella Pugliese (pictured), who has been in Cambodia before to shoot her 2002 film Playing Cambodia. Her new film has been made with the help of organizations keen to provide outreach to villages across Cambodia who are otherwise ignorant of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal currently taking place, with funding courtesy of the German Development Service. Following the screening, the filmmakers will answer questions about the film and its contents. Further screenings will then take place at Bophana on 8 May (7pm), Cafe Living Room on 9 May (7pm) and Meta House on Sunday 10 May (7pm).