A rare opportunity to see John Pilger's investigation in Cambodia the year the Khmer Rouge were overthrown. This will be followed by Red Wedding, winner of the award for Best Mid-Length Documentary at IDFA 2012.
YEAR ZERO: THE SILENT DEATH OF CAMBODIA
David Munro & John Pilger
UK - 1979 - 50mins
Filmed inside Cambodia in 1979, the year the Khmer Rouge were overthrown, Pilger and Munro's groundbreaking and compassionate film was the first Western journalism to fully reveal the devastation wreaked upon the country. John Pilger lays bare the entire chain of events, from the removal of King Norodom Sihanouk to ensuing famine and genocide under the Khmer Rouge. A rare chance to see this poignant and sobering portrait of Cambodia's recent history.
Laid bare astonishing facts with such skill and power it was impossible to get up and leave - The (London) Times
Guillaume Suon & Lida Chan
Cambodia / France – 2012 – 58 mins
Between 1975 and 1979, at least 250,000 Cambodian women were forced to marry Khmer Rouge soldiers they had never met before in a concerted effort by the regime to increase the population. Sochan Pen was one of them. Aged 16, she was beaten and raped by her husband before managing to escape, albeit deeply scarred by the trauma of her experience.
After 30 years of silence, Sochan is ready to file a complaint with the international tribunal set up to try former Khmer Rouge leaders, and with quiet dignity she begins to demand answers from the regime which caused such agony to a country and its people.
RED WEDDING received the award for Best Mid-Length Documentary 2012 at IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam).
Tickets are £7 (£5 conc)
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