The Roots Remain
Directed by Jean-Sebastien FRANCOEUR and Andrew MARCHAND-BODDY, 2015, 73 min, English version
A special screening in collaboration with Oxfarm in Cambodia in the framework of #juiknia #hopereturns #standasone.
In an emotional tribute, Montreal street artist FONKi returns to Phnom Penh to paint a giant mural of his relatives killed in the genocide. Still haunted by the recent death of his great-grandfather, FONKi takes the audience on an emotional journey through modern day Cambodia as he confronts his family’s tragic history, meets with influential members of the diaspora, and re-discovers himself along the way.
This April, @OxfaminCambodia led a campaign asking world leaders to keep their hearts and doors open to refugees and migrants, by telling the stories of hope from Cambodia’s refugees and migrants that were welcomed by the world 40 years ago, in a similar time of crisis.
You can sign the open letter here: