June 30th screening in Berlin
The Ethnographic Film Series
M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology
Freie Universität Berlin
Date: Thursday, June 30th 2011
Location: Moviemento Cinema (Kottbusser Damm 22 – Berlin, Kreuzberg)
WE WANT (U) TO KNOW
Remembering in the time of the Khmer Rouge Trial
A FILM BY Ella Pugliese, Nou Va and the people of Thnol Lok PHOTOGRAPHY, EDIT & art work Jens Joester
WE WANT (U) TO KNOW reveals how Cambodians are struggling to cope with painful memories at the time of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. This is a participatory film: Cambodian villagers take the camera in their hands to document what they have gone through during and after the Khmer Rouge era.
Through sharing their stories with the young generation, survivors are breaking 30 years of silence and initiating a powerful discourse about the challenges of the present. The big screen under the trees becomes a public space for confrontation, a picture of hope beyond this film.
We will be welcoming the filmmaker Ella Pugliese for a discussion following the screening.