A Cambodian Spring
Chris Kelly | UK | 2017 | Unclassified 15+
A Cambodian Spring charts the chaotic and violent wave of change shaping modern-day Cambodia, following three activists – a Buddhist monk, the Venerable Luon Sovath, and two young mothers and friends, Toul Srey Pov and Tep Vanny. What began as a growing wave of land-rights protests led by our characters turned into an attempt to overthrow the dictatorial government of Hun Sen, in power for more than 30 years. Award-winning Australian filmmaker Chris Kelly spent six years in the country creating an eye-opening and powerful portrait of the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed, capturing the complexities – both political and personal – of fighting for what you believe in.
“Eye-opening…. easily one of the best documentaries of the year. Very highly recommended.” Unseen Films