Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People

Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath, UK, 200935mm, Colour, 94 min

The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, investigative journalist who spends a decade of his life gaining the trust of the men and women who perpetrated the massacres. From the foot soldiers, who slit throats to Pol Pot's right-hand man, the notorious Brother Number Two, Sambath records shocking testimony never before seen or heard. Having neglected his own family for years, Sambath's work comes at a price. But his is a personal mission. He lost his parents and his siblings in the Killing Fields. Amidst his journey to discover why his family died, we come to understand for the first time the real story of Cambodia's tragedy. Codirectors Rob Lemkin and Sambath create a watershed account of Cambodian history and a heartfelt quest for closure on one of the world’s darkest episodes.

06 August, Shtëpia e Kulturës, 14:00

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Director: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath
Producer: Rob Lemkin
Cinematographer: Rob Lemkin
Editor: Stefan Ronowicz
Sound: Daniel Pemberton

Director's Biography

That is a senior reporter with the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s premier English-language newspaper. He is widely regarded as one of Cambodia’s best investigative reporters and his stories have been syndicated all over the world.
Rob is the founder and director of Old Street Films. He has produced and directed over 50 documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, The History Channel (US) and Arts & Entertainment.

Festivals and Awards:

Hot Docs Toronto 2010, Canada. IDFA 2010, Holland. Sundance Film Festival 2010, USA. Krakow Int’l Film Festival 2010. Poland. One World Film festival Brussels 2010, Belgium. Doxa Film Festival Vancouver 2010, Canada.


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