The judgement in Case 002/02 against KHIEU Samphan and NUON Chua, the superior leaders of the Khmer Rouge, will be pronounced on Friday, November 16th 2018. Forced marriage during the Khmer Rouge regime is one of the main facts of the case. To participate in finding justice for the victims in this period, Bophana Center will host a special screening of two films about the forced marriage during the Khmer Rouge time.
1. “Pkar Sla Dance Drama”
Produced by Bophana Center, 2017, 82 min, Khmer version with English subtitles
A group of 16 female dancers are using classical dance to depict the horror of forced marriages during the Khmer Rouge, as well as the cruelty of physical and sexual violence. This Original Dance Drama is written, directed and choreographed by Mme. Sophiline CHEAM SHAPIRO.
2. “Red Wedding”
Directed by Lida Chan & Guillaume P. Suon, 2012, 58 min, Khmer version with English subtitles
Sochan was 16 when the Khmer Rouge forced her to marry one of their soldiers. After 30 years of silence, she decided to file a complaint to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Red Wedding follows the journey of a survivor who pits her humanity against an ideology and a system designed to annihilate people like her.