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Human Rights in Cambodia Mini Film Festival
November 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll
Directed by John Pirozzi. 2014. 106 minutes.
“Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the film examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past. Combining interviews with surviving musicians and never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, the film tracks the winding course of Cambodian music as it morphs into a unique style of rock and roll. A vibrant musical culture that was nearly lost forever under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime is revived and celebrated.” –Kanopy
Graves Without a Name
Directed by Rithy Panh. 2018. 115 minutes.
“After The Missing Picture (Un Certain Regard winner 2013 and Oscar nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2013) and Exile, Rithy Panh continues his personal and spiritual exploration. S21 the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell analyzed the mechanisms of the crime. Graves Without a Name searches for a path to peace. When a thirteen-year-old child, who lost the greater part of his family under the Khmer Rouge, embarks on a search for their graves, whether clay or on spiritual ground, what does he find there? And above all, what is he looking for? Spectral trees? Villages defaced beyond recognition? Witnesses who are reluctant to speak? The ethereal touch of a brother or sister’s body as the night approaches? A cinematic movie that reaches well beyond the story of a country for that which is universal.” –Playtime
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten will be shown from 2:30-4:15 pm. After a short break, Graves Without a Name will be shown from 4:30-6:30 pm. Both films are in Khmer, French, and English and have English-language subtitles. Free and open to the public.