The Land of the Wandering Souls

Directed by Rithy Panh, 102 min, 2000, Khmer version with English subtitles

The documentary follows a group of workers who are laying a high-tech fiber optic cable that will link Cambodia to the rest of South-Est Asia. The project is a hopeful symbol of the country’s integration into the world community and the modern technological age. However, for the people employed to actually dig the trench by hand , the work is a mixed blessing. The film provides a haunting glimpse into the lives of these indigent workers as they encounter the painful remnant of the past – mines, bones, and a landscaped littered with human suffering – and labor to bring Cambodia into the modern age.

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  • October 1, 2015 · 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
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