Red Wedding: Women Under the Khmer Rouge
Cambodia | 2012 | 58 minutes | Color | DVD | Khmer | Subtitled | Order No. 131101
"3 1/2 stars. A powerful documentary on both an emotional and intellectual level, this is highly recommended."
"Combines all the elements of a great documentary: a powerful historical episode, retold from an unexpected angle, and a first-rate photography."
"Subtly and poetically illuminates the absolute necessity of a country to shine the light on the truth about its own history."
"The story of a survivor who pits humanity against an ideology and a system designed to annihilate people like her."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- FreedomFilmFest, Kuala Lumpur, Best SEA Human Rights Film
- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), NTF IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary
- Geneva Human Rights Film Festival, WorldView Award
- Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Aljazeera Golden Award (mid-length competition)
- Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Poland, Jury Award
- Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Burma, Special Jury Award
- Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)
- This Human World, Austria
- Watch Docs, Warsaw
- Cambodia International Film Festival
Lida Chan is a young Cambodian filmmaker. She joined Bophana Center in 2006, where, as an archivist, she specializes in the analysis of Khmer Rouge archives. She also works as a radio journalist for RFI (Radio France International), where she covered the trial of former Khmer Rouge cadre Duch.
In 2010, she attended a workshop on documentary filmmaking directed by Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh. She then made her first short documentary, My Yesterday Night, which poignantly portrays a former female bar singer in Phnom Penh.
Lida intends to focus on the status of women in Cambodia. By giving them a voice, she places herself as an observer of the new Cambodian society. (4/13)
Guillaume Suon is a young French-Cambodian filmmaker. For more than 4 years, he has worked with Cambodian filmmaker and producer Rithy Panh, directing documentary films about Cambodia’s history and contemporary society.
His first film, About My Father, reached a national audience of 100,000 people, was screened in a dozen of international film festivals, and broadcast on the international French-speaking television channel TV5 Monde.
Guillaume Suon is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus and a fellow of the Sundance Institute and the IDFAcademy. (4/13)