A CAMBODIAN SPRING

2016
  |  Book Tickets: 25/03/2018
  |  126 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

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”  POV Magazine Right Now Film Festival returns to independent cinemas across the UK between the 21st - 27th of March with a programme of six feature-length documentaries. From the beginning of vital movements such as Black Lives Matter to the future of welfare and the UK’s very own Brexit, our films explore the motives and truths behind global systems and address unjust balances of power. These are stories that may not be typically covered by mainstream cinema, brought to screens across the country in order to reach and challenge audiences. Find out more at rightnowfilmfestival.org.

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