Montreal Life Stories Film Screening @ London School of Economics' Centre for the Study of Human Rights
"Que je vive en paix (May I live in peace) (4 minutes 33 seconds) is an animated film in which the voices of victims of genocide are heard behind a father’s explanation of his need to acknowledge his own experience and share his memories.The young Cambodian director Paul Tom is a member of the Montreal Life stories project, in Quebec. His piece has received the prize for best animated film at the Montreal Film Festival in 2010.
Life in the Open Prison (33 minutes) is a documentary produced by high school students from Montreal, Quebec. Using life story interviews to understand more about the Cambodian genocide, the film explores what it takes to overcome extreme circumstances. Survivors describe their experiences and illustrate not only the impacts of war, but the resilience of the human spirit.
This screening is is run to coincide with the exhibition,'Cambodia: Reflections of the Khmer Rouge'.
This event is open to all, free to attend with no booking or pre-registration required.
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