category Cultures of Protest

V.O.

Khmer

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

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A Cambodian Spring

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17 March, 19:00, Cinemateca Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Chris Kelly și a protagonistului Venerabilul Luon Sovath

18 March, 15:30, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Chris Kelly și a protagonistului Venerabilul Luon Sovath

synopsis

After it barely shook off the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia fell prey to a savage, corrupt, and authoritarian capitalism. For six years, Chris Kelly followed the bitter fight between the people living around the Boeng Kak lake in the capital Phnom Penh and the land developers seeking to evict them. The central characters of this documentary are two activist mothers and a monk who is censored for his taking a stance in various conflicts, protests, evictions. Their struggles blend into the dramatic protests around the return of opposition leaders to the country. With no context or outside information, this documentary has an immediate visceral impact, amplified by the strange and tragic beauty of the images.

awards and festivals

2017: Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, May - Special Jury Prize

2017: Brooklyn Film Festival - Best Documentary Award

2017: Guth Gafa International Film Festival

2017: Verzio International Human Rights Festival

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