The Last Reel

“A lost film… buried beneath the killing fields… reveals different versions of the truth.”

Rebellious teenager Sophoun discovers an old film starring her mother, offering her the chance to dictate her own destiny at last, but at the cost of uncovering some dark secrets from the past about her parents lives during the Khmer Rouge regime.

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What the film director has to say about The Last Reel:
“ For me, The Last Reel is really about the overwhelming human need for storytelling as part of
a healing process; healing across generations, and healing towards a country and culture that has
been decimated by decades of civil war and genocide.Cambodia needs to find the courage to tell
these stories and start a dialogue with itself and to the outside world. Films can unite generations and speak from the past to the present. Sophoun, the central character in The Last Reel, learns to confront the past in order to learn from it. Hers is a world that needs healing. History has left its scars on her parents’ generation in a way that continues to impact on the present. If having watched our film, people in Cambodia are inspired to talk to their parents about the past, and vice-versa, the film will have contributed to this healing process.”

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