BANGKOK — Four decades after the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s younger generations are moving on and forgetting the traumatic past. This transition is the subject of “Angkor Awakens,” which previews in Bangkok next month.
Over four years in the making, “Angkor Awakens” features prominent Cambodian figures including interviews with longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen, exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, journalists, historians and others to explore the country’s emergence from devastation.
“They would like me to step down,” Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen says in a rare interview. “I have come to this position in accordance with the constitution, I would have to leave office through the constitution.”
Director and novelist Robert H. Lieberman chose to explore parallels with the Holocaust through his films. He also made 2012’s “They Call It Myanmar.”
Lieberman’s newest film will come out this spring, but the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is showing a preview at 7pm on Jan. 9. Tickets for non-club members are 150 baht.
The club is on the top floor of Maneeya Center, which can be reached via BTS Chit Lom exit No. 2.