Spotlight on Cambodian Film Makers – Part 2

Sat Jul 23 2022 at 03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

The Mercury | Adelaide

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental
Publisher/HostAdelaide Contemporary Experimental
Spotlight on Cambodian Film Makers \u2013 Part 2
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Curated by Allison Chhorn and presented as part of 'Skin Shade Night Day', this screening program centres around works that inspired her exhibition, spotlighting Cambodian film-makers whose works, like Chhorn, explore themes of memory, family and the legacy of cultural trauma.
The screening program is a continuation of Allison’s ongoing research project into Artists of Cambodian Diaspora.
“These Cambodian film-makers share a responsibility that resonates very closely to my own practice — responding to current ways of living that are in danger of being lost while also recognising their inevitable end by capturing their memory” – Allison Chhorn.
'The Rice People'
Director: Rithy Panh
Cambodia, 1994, 125 min
Khmer with English subtitles
Synopsis: A remarkable debut feature film from Cambodia’s most internationally celebrated film-maker Rithy Panh, The Rice People chronicles a few critical months in the life of a peasant farming family struggling to eke out a living in a deeply scarred, post-Khmer Rouge society. Adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad, The Rice People was the first Cambodian film (co-produced with France and Germany) to be nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in 1994.
Tickets (free): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/335137293667

Image: 'The Rice People' (1994), film still. Courtesy Rithy Panh.
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The Mercury, 13 Morphett Street,Adelaide,SA,Australia, Adelaide, Australia

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