October 26, 2015

“Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities – Memories of Indochina”

Bophana Center in collaboration with French Institute and Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) launches a week-long screening event.

Since 2007, October 27th has been set by UNESCO as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to spotlight archives institutions, giving them an opportunity to showcase their works in celebration of the world audiovisual heritage.
During one week, Bophana Center and the Institut français du Cambodge are collaborating to offer, for the first time in Cambodia, public screenings of rare movies on Indochina which were recently restored by the French CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée).
This movie selection aims to share the history and memories of the people of Indochina and also to raise the question of people’s identity under colonialism.
The screenings will start on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and will last for one week.
On the 27th of October, for the opening screening, Bophana Center will welcome Dr. Henri Locard for a lecture on Indochina; and on the 4th of November, for the closing screening, Ms. Khuon Vichheka will give a lecture, “Battambang during WWII”.

Download the program here!