Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell – Online
Directed by Rithy Panh, 104 min, 2012, Khmer version with English subtitles
Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, the former Chairman of the Tuol Sleng prison during the Khmer Rouge regime, passed away at the age of 78 on September 2, 2020. Remembering the Khmer Rouge history, the Bophana Center would like to host an online screening of “Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell” in this week’s Online Cine Saturday.
As party secretary, Duch commanded from 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge killing machine in which at least 12,280 people perished, according to the remaining archives. But how many others disappeared, “crushed and reduced to dust”? In 2009, when Duch attended his new trial, Rithy Panh asked him the long question and got the answer.
The film will be streamed online on Saturday, September 5, at 5 PM, on Bophana Center’s Facebook page.