Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NY screening

Though we have yet to see the film screened in Cambodia, the New York film watching audience will get a chance to see Enemies of the People - One man's journey to the heart of the killing fields at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on Sunday of this week. The film screening will also have director Rob Lemkin and the subject of the story, Thet Sambath (right), present and they'll answer questions from the audience afterwards. The film, which uses Thet Sambath's skills as a senior reporter with the Phnom Penh Post to interview and get close to Brother Number 2 Nuon Chea, has received lots of accolades and plaudits in other festival screenings around the globe. Sambath will also tell his story in a new book, Behind the Killing Fields, that will be published later this year. Find out more about the film here.
Rithy Panh's film S21: the Khmer Rouge Death Machine will be shown at Bophana Center this Saturday at 4pm in Khmer with English subtitles. The video is available to buy everywhere in Phnom Penh but just in case you haven't seen it, get along to Bophana on Street 200 this weekend. Tuol Sleng survivor Vann Nath, who appears in the film has recently been receiving medical treatment in Bangkok after a spell in hospital in Phnom Penh. And don't forget, if you have missed the news, that the verdict in the trial of S21 chief Comrade Duch is expected to be announced on 26 July.

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