Screening of the documentary film ‘Facing Genocide’ and a presentation on the forthcoming Khmer Rouge trials by Youk Chhang, executive director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is preparing for Case 002, the trial of the four most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge during the Democratic Kampuchea regime. This event will include a screening of a unique documentary film investigating the life of one of the four former leaders shortly to be on trial. It will also provide a rare opportunity to hear directly from one of the foremost campaigners for memory, truth and accountability in Cambodia.
Facing Genocide (94 minutes; David Aronowitsch and Staffan Lindberg)
'Facing Genocide' is a search into the personality of Khieu Samphan. Samphan was Head of State in Democratic Kampuchea under the Khmer Rouge and is now facing a trial, in Case 002, for Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Genocide. Featuring extensive interviews with Samphan, the film gives a unique insight into his mindset, his life and his relation to Pol Pot. It is a unique story about an ex-leader the time before his arrest and trial.
Youk Chhang and DC-Cam
Since its inception, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has been at the forefront of documenting the crimes and atrocities of the Khmer Rouge era. DC-Cam exists to record and preserve the history of the Khmer Rouge regime for future generations and to compile and organise information that can serve as potential evidence in legal cases relating to the crimes of the Democratic Kampuchea regime. It is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organisation with no party-political affiliation. Youk Chhang has been executive Director of DC-Cam since it’s creation in 1995.
This event is open to all and free to attend, with no ticket or pre-registration required.