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Enemies of the People Details

  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2010
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Thet Sambath, Rob Lemkin

FULL SYNOPSIS

Close to two million Cambodians lost their lives when Pol Pot came to power in 1975 and set out on a bloody purge of what he considered bourgeois influences, a campaign that came to be known as the Khmer Rouge. [[Performer~P646198~Thet Sambath~thetsambath]] was one of many Cambodians who lost loved ones in the massacre -- his father and brother were executed, and his mother, after being forced to marry a Khmer soldier, died giving birth to his child. But unlike many, he's struggled to come to terms with the past by obsessively documenting the crimes of Pot and his henchmen, sometimes at the expense of the security of himself and his family. Filmmaker [[Performer~P367443~Rob Lemkin~roblemkin]] collaborated with [[Performer~P646198~Sambath~thetsambath]] on Enemies of the People, a documentary that chronicles [[Performer~P646198~Sambath~thetsambath]]'s obsessive search and features a number of the interviews he's conducted over the years. Along with on-camera interviews with a pair of Khmer soldiers who discuss the ugly details of their crimes and the guilt they feel, Enemies of the People includes a rare conversation with Pol Pot's second in command, conducted days before he was arrested for crimes against humanity. Enemies of the People received its American premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 30, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Writers Guild of America Rob Lemkin Best Documentary Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Thet Sambath Best Documentary Screenplay 2010 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Thet Sambath
Director
Rob Lemkin
Director
Rob Lemkin
Producer
Thet Sambath
Producer
Thet Sambath
Screenwriter
Rob Lemkin
Screenwriter
Rob Lemkin
Cinematographer
Thet Sambath
Cinematographer
Stefan Ronowicz
Editor
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