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Wednesday
04
APR

The first documentary shot after the Khmer Rouge 1980s

19:30
21:00
META HOUSE
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7.30PM: CLASSIC CAMBODIAN DOCUMENTARY - East German filmmakers Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann were the first reporting crew to get access to Cambodia after the expulsion of the Khmer Rouge from power in the spring of 1979. Their documentary KAMPUCHEA – DEATH & REBIRTH (1980, 90 min) is a mesmeric journey through the completely empty streets of Phnom Penh. Their interviews with the handful of shell-shocked inhabitants who'd managed to survive the genocide, often by hiding their true identities, was powerful stuff for the time. It also contains interviews with leading characters such as a youthful student named Khieu Kanharith, who is now the Minister of Information and Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith.

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