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From 1975 – 1979, the Khmer Rouge regime carried out a brutal genocide in Cambodia: the urban population was banished to the countryside, and millions were sent to work, as Pol Pot, Nuon Chea and Ta Mok, amongst others, returned the country to “year zero”, inaugurating a four year period of terror. Even after their political demise at the hands of the Vietnamese, the Khmer Rouge’s destructive presence would be felt in Cambodia for years to come.

Through the eyes of Cambodian-Canadian street artist Fonki, The Roots Remain ventures into the heart of modern Cambodia, documenting the scars of the past, the troubles of the present, and the cultural potential for the future. Crafted from over 100 hours of HD footage captured between May and August 2012, as well as 16mm newsreels and propaganda footage shot by the Khmer Rouge, we present the story of one member of the Cambodian diaspora returning to discover his roots.

 

Duration: 
1 x 52 min & 1 x 76 min
Genre: 
Factual
Producer: 
Jean-Sébastien Francoeur & Andrew Marchand-Boddy
Nationality: 
Canadian
Category: 
Docs
VOD
Subtitle: 
English
Version: 
French
Format: 
HD
Year: 
2014
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