Red and Gold - Cambodian Documentary Film 红与金——柬埔寨纪实影录
About the Event 关于活动
The history of Cambodian films is only slightly longer than the history of the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian films possess unique quality - fascinating, dreamy, and exotic. It is just like the intermediateness that comes from Cambodia’s central geolocation in Southeast Asia, and the uniqueness and concealment of Angkor Wat. Those film’s inner is in sync with the entire social reality at all times, and this synchronicity appears as an extremely cruel reality chasm.
"A Cambodian Spring" is a distinguished documentary work that shot over six years. It begins with a land equality movement in a village of Boeung Kak community. With the entry of a rebellious monk who carries a camera, the complicated truth between the entire kingdom and many ordinary individuals is discovered. Documentary films have always been the best medium to record and reflect contemporary Cambodian history. In addition to "A Cambodian Spring," Ag’s talk will also involve other essential documentary films,such as "Le sommeil d'or," in which the younger generation regained the broken Cambodian film history, and "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll” – a masterpiece that entirely reviews this musical nation.
Furthermore, Ag participated in the Phnom Penh Old Film Festival. She got a chance to watch some drama films directed by Prince Sihanouk and some films base on Cambodian folklores and myths, which have rarely been shown in public nowadays.They record the fragile dreams and unique cultural symptoms of Cambodian society.
《柬埔寨之春》（A Cambodian Spring）是一部拍摄超过六年之长的纪录影像佳作。片中从万谷湖边小村的土地平权运动开始，一位带着摄像机的叛逆僧侣的加入，翻涌出了整个国度与许多普通个体间的复杂真相。纪录电影一直是记述并反射柬埔寨当代史的最佳媒介。除了《柬埔寨之春》，Ag的讲说还将涉及到其他几部重要的纪录片，比如由年青一代重拾残破柬埔寨电影史的《金梦》（Le sommeil d'or），又如完整回顾这个音乐性民族的杰作《别认为我忘了：柬埔寨失去的摇滚乐》（Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll）。