CTFF 2017 Official Selection: A CAMBODIAN SPRING

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814

Director: Chris Kelly
Cambodia, England / Documentary Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 121 mins / West Coast Premiere

Synopsis: A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic, and often violent, development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the “Cambodian Spring” and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities – both political and personal of fighting for what you believe in. Q & A with director Chris Kelly after the screening.

About the Director:

Chris Kelly is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the founder of Little Ease Films. He has spent the last nine years making his first feature documentary ‘A Cambodian Spring’ which recently won the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs 2017. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper and in 2014 produced an award-winning undercover investigation into slavery in the Thai fishing industry. His work has taken him as far afield as South Sudan, Burma, the Philippines, Laos and Thailand. He is currently developing an animated feature film about slavery in the Thai fishing industry, a feature documentary about a young Irish man who went to fight Assad in Syria and a Virtual Reality computer game about slavery and migration.

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