Starr Forum: Enemies of the People

November 19, 2010 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
20 Ames Street, Cambridge

 A film screening and discussion with co-director Rob Lemkin

Enemies of the People, 2010 Sundance Festival winner, the film represents the first time the story of Democratic Kampuchea has been told from the inside - there is no tendentiousness or hearsay in the account. The film was co-directed by a remarkable Cambodian journalist, Thet Sambath, who lost his family during the time but nevertheless spent 10 years gaining the confidence of Khmer Rouge officials from Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's deputy, down. The film has been widely praised for putting a human face on the Khmer Rouge, yet it goes further than any account before into the horror of what happened. This apparent contradiction combined with its strong avoidance of anti-communism has meant the film has spoken powerfully to many audiences all over the world. It's currently on theatrical release in the US and will show in slightly shorter form next year on PBS television.

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served