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S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine

In tribute to the painter Vann Nath, survivor of S21, who passed away on September 5th, Bophana Center invites you to a special screening of Rithy Panh’s documentary film S21 : the Khmer Rouge death machine on Friday September 9 at 6:30 pm at Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, #64 street 200 (Oknia Mèn) Phom Pen h.
Tel: 023 992 174.

S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine
Documentary film of Rithy Panh, 1h40min, 2002, Khmer Version with English Subtitles

In S21, Rithy Panh brings two survivors and former members of the Khmer Rouge back to the notorious Tuol Sleng prison (code-named “S21”), now a genocide museum. Painter Vann Nath confronts his former captors in the converted schoolhouse where he was tortured. By chance he escaped that fate that most of the prison’s 17,000 men, women, and children suffered. The “crimes” of these prisoners were meticulously documented to justify their execution. The former Khmer Rouge guards respond to Nath’s provocations with excuses, chilling stoicism or apparent remorse as they recount the atrocities they committed at ages as young as 12 years.

Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center
Nº64 street 200 (Okhnia Men), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 992 174, www.bophana.org

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