Directed by Rithy Panh • 2020 • Cambodia, France
Starring André Wilms, Rebecca Marder, Bion
Having spent his career examining the Cambodian genocide that claimed the lives of so many of his family members in acclaimed documentaries like THE MISSING PICTURE, director Rithy Panh turns his attention to the myriad atrocities that haunt twentieth-century history. Dividing the screen into a triptych of panels, Panh presents soul-shaking images of war’s devastation and mankind’s capacity for evil, from Auschwitz to Hiroshima to Vietnam and beyond. Set to poetic and thought-provoking narration, the result is a harrowing but undeniably necessary confrontation with real-life horror that challenges us to face it head-on.