Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The sold-out world premiere of the documentary Brother Number One, a film following Rob Hamill's journey to Cambodia to find out the truth of what happened to his elder brother, Kerry who was murdered at Tuol Sleng, will take place at the New Zealand International Film Festival this coming Sunday, 24 July in Auckland. Rob Hamill's application to be heard as a civil party in case 003 at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has been thwarted though an appeal against the court's decision is now pending. Hamill has already given testimony as a civil party in case 001, the trial of Comrade Duch. Of the film itself, director Annie Goldson has said that she wants the audience to gain; "an understanding of Cambodia, how hard it is to forgive, the horrors of genocide, a desire to learn more, an acceptance of how culpable we all can be." Find out more at the film's website.