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LES GENS D'ANGKOR

PEOPLE OF ANGKOR, THE
Rithy Panh
FRA, Cambodia 2003
90 min
V'04

Something of a companion piece to his celebrated S 21, la machine de mort khmère rouge, Rithy Panh once again tackles the problems of Cambodian history with Les Gens dAngkor. Panh finds in Angkor Wats enduring edifices a powerful rebuke to the Khmer Rouges vicious acts of erasure not so much the temples artistry as the person-
alities of those who work in and around the ruins. While the former prisoners in S 21 pursued the verifiable facts of painfully recent events, the people of Angkor find the legends of their medieval temples offer a truth no less serviceable for its malleability, and perhaps lessons on how to navigate the present.

Credits
  • Rithy Panh
  • Prum Mesar
  • Sear Vissal
  • Marie-Christine Rougerie
  • Isabelle Roudy
  • Marc Marder
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