Monday, July 19, 2010

An insight into enemies

This week Meta House will be screening the Asian film premiere in Phnom Penh of Enemies of the People, a personal film by Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin that has already garnered a host of film festival awards around the globe. Sambath is a reporter with the Phnom Penh Post and he used his skills to find out the mindset behind what took place under the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia in the 1970s, where he lost his parents and brother. Meta House will screen the film twice a night at their new location for three consecutive nights, starting at 6.30pm this Wednesday 21st. Meta House recommend you reserve a seat via email at hemvana@yahoo.com and the ticket price for the film is $5.
Another film being shown this week around Phnom Penh is New Year Baby by Socheata Poeuv, a wonderful film which I first saw in March 2007 back in the UK. It's on at Chenla Theatre tonight, Bophana Center tomorrow afternoon, and at The Flicks on St 95 on Sunday, showing both Khmer and English editions. Socheata is also one of the contributors to my book, To Cambodia With Love, which should be out in about three months time. You can find out more about the film here.

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