Angkar

Screenings

June 16, 2018
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Neary Adeline Hay and John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director, HRW
QA Session with the Filmmaker
June 17, 2018
6:45 PM /
New York
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Neary Adeline Hay and John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director, HRW
QA Session with the Filmmaker

“We called it the Angkar, “The Organization” in Khmer. The nebulous wielder of power. Something shapeless, without a head, without a face. Angkar made the rules. Angkar had eyes everywhere.” - Khonsaly Hay, film subject, Angkar

Khonsaly Hay returns to his lush, serene village in Cambodia after over 40 years living in France and comes face-to-face with his former Khmer Rouge persecutors. Pol Pot’s regime of extreme violence and torture between 1975-1979 turned neighbor against neighbor and resulted in the deaths of nearly 2 million people.  Decades later, survivors find themselves living next door to the very people responsible for their suffering. In this beautifully personal and artfully crafted testimony of survival, Khonsaly travels the country, confronting his past and seeking what remains of the family and friends he was forced to leave behind. Directed by Khonsaly’s daughter, Neary Adeline Hay, this deeply immersive film juxtaposes past and present to tenderly reveal unreconciled traumas haunting Cambodians today.

Filmmaker(s): 
Neary Adeline Hay
Year: 
2018
71m
Language(s): 
French, Khmer
Genre: 
Documentary
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