by Rithy Panh
Saturday, Sept 20, 7pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
(90 min, France, 2013)
French with English subtitles
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, this critically acclaimed and aesthetically groundbreaking film is Rithy Panh’s personal quest to reimagine his childhood memories. From the time when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, the only recorded artifacts that remain are propaganda footage. Panh uses beautifully detailed sculpted clay figurines and elaborate dioramas to recreate the missing images from his memory. His recollections of his family and friends before and after the regime’s rule are poignantly told through a narrator’s poetic voice. The Missing Picture is a unique documentary that manages to capture a historical moment that would never be told if not for the sheer creativity of Panh and his innovative storytelling method.
Introduction by Prof. Roger Hallas (Syracuse University)
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.
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