A Cambodian Spring
Right Now Film Festival
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Chris Kelly, 2017, 126 mins, UK & Cambodia
How much would you sacrifice to fight for what you believe in? An intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia.
Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the Cambodian Spring and the tragic attempt to overthrow the dictatorial government of Hun Sen, which has been in power for more than thirty years.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs and featuring an original soundtrack by electronic artist James Holden, A Cambodian Spring is a documentary about the complexities – both political and personal – of fighting for what you believe in.
‘A visceral, complex film that should come with a For further study list’