RAM Film Talk｜Red and Gold — Cambodian Documentary Film
Aug 22, 2020 Saturday 19:00 - 21:30
RAM Station (No.185 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 1F Lyceum Building)
The history of Cambodian films is only slightly longer than the history of the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian films possess unique quality - fascinating, dreamy, and exotic. It is just like the intermediateness that comes from Cambodia’s central geolocation in Southeast Asia, and the uniqueness and concealment of Angkor Wat. Those film’s inner is in sync with the entire social reality at all times, and this synchronicity appears as an extremely cruel reality chasm.
"A Cambodian Spring" is a distinguished documentary work that shot over six years. It begins with a land equality movement in a village of Boeung Kak community. With the entry of a rebellious monk who carries a camera, the complicated truth between the entire kingdom and many ordinary individuals is discovered. Documentary films have always been the best medium to record and reflect contemporary Cambodian history. In addition to "A Cambodian Spring," Ag’s talk will also involve other essential documentary films,such as "Le sommeil d'or," in which the younger generation regained the broken Cambodian film history, and "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll” – a masterpiece that entirely reviews this musical nation.
Furthermore, Ag participated in the Phnom Penh Old Film Festival. She got a chance to watch some drama films directed by Prince Sihanouk and some films base on Cambodian folklores and myths, which have rarely been shown in public nowadays.They record the fragile dreams and unique cultural symptoms of Cambodian society.
Free admission, reservation is required.