2005-02-01 | 37th Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai Screenings

The Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai holds regular screenings (every other month) of films including those screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, as part of its mission to provide greater opportunities to see the best in documentary film.

37th Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai Screenings

March 11 (Fri) 19:00   [Venue] Tsuruoka Network Community Center
March 12 (Sat) 19:00   [Venue] Sakata Shimin Kaikan, Kibo Hall (small hall)

S21, the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
Dir: Rithy Panh
FRANCE / 2002 / Cambodian / Color / Video / 101 min

“S21” is the name of a former concentration camp for political prisoners in Cambodia. Former victims and tormentors caught up in the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge are reunited, and relive the inhumanity and cruelty of their days here. Facts that are brought to light by evidence presented here, and the vividness of the exchanges between two former adversaries transcend the twenty-five years that have passed. This film silently pulsates with the emotion felt by Cambodian-born director Rithy Panh toward his homeland.

General 1,000 yen, Students (High School and younger) 500 yen
Members free
(General membership fee: 3,000 yen for a year
Student membership fee: 1,500 yen for a year)
[In cooperation with]
YIDFF Organizing Committee
[Presented by]
Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai
phone, fax: 0234-22-7771 (Ogata)
Shonai Documentary Eiga Tomonokai Office Located inside picture book and tea shop “Last Leaf” (Ogata)