26 September 2011


Sept 26: Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Preah Buddha Rangsey temple will host a free screening of Who Killed Chea Vichea? next Monday. Producer Rich Garella will be there for a short Q&A after the show.

Monday Sept 26 at 5:30pm
Preah Buddha Rangsey Temple
Corner of 6th & Ritner streets (map)
Philadelphia PA 19148

For more information, contact:
Meas Chea (215) 833-3669
Ross Visal (215) 439-1553


23 September 2011


Sept 23: New York University

Please join us at New York University for a screening of Who Killed Chea Vichea?.

The screening is free and open to the public, and sponsored by NYU's Wagner School of Public Service and Asian Pacific American Student Alliance.

Producer Rich Garella will be present for a discussion after the film.

Friday September 23 at 5:30pm
Mulberry Conference Room (3072)
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY



Sept 23: New York City

Who Killed Chea Vichea? will be screened at the United Nations Church Center in New York as part of the conference Ending Genocide in Cambodia: Creating a Culture of Peace & Human Rights. Producer Rich Garella will introduce the film and take questions afterward.

Who Killed Chea Vichea?
Friday September 23 at 1pm
Church Center for the United Nations
777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd floor (map)
New York City

The conference as a whole runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.


22 September 2011


Sept 22: Minneapolis

Thanks to the Twin Cities IWW (International Workers of the World) for screening Who Killed Chea Vichea?.

Along with the film there will be a discussion on "Asian sweatshops, unions, and strategies."

Thursday, September 22, at 7pm
IWW Union Hall
3019 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55406 (map)

Public welcome - Free admission


20 September 2011


Post: Banned film an internet hit

The Phnom Penh Post reports today that the Khmer-language version of Who Killed Chea Vichea? has received more than 9,000 views on YouTube and Vimeo since it was posted five days ago (see vicheamovie.com).

Over the past year and a half, Cambodian officials have offered a variety of justifications for banning the film's import and screening in Cambodia.

In today's article, Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak offers a new one, saying that the documentary was banned because it was filmed in Cambodia without the approval of the Ministry of Culture or the Ministry of Information. 

As usual for Cambodian officials, he offers nothing to substantiate that there is such a regulation or law on the books, but adds, "I do not know what the consequences would be if the film is shown here."

Bradley Cox, the film's director, told the Post he wouldn't bother to try to have the ban lifted. “Freedom of expression is protected under the Cambodian constitution, regardless of what the police and government officials might say.”

Read article at Phnom Penh Post or here

See also Cambodia Daily coverage, Voice of America posting

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Sept 20: Philadelphia

International House Philadelphia's monthly Culture+Cuisine night will feature a screening of Who Killed Chea Vichea? and discussion with producer Rich Garella, along with a three-course meal at South Philadelphia's newest Cambodian restaurant.

Tuesday, September 20
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Kavei restaurant
2223 S 7th Street, Philadelphia (map)

Tickets are $30. Please reserve yours at IHP's web site.


15 September 2011


Cambodia Daily: Khmer version online

Abby Seiff of The Cambodia Daily reports on the release of the Khmer-language version of Who Killed Chea Vichea?, quoting director Bradley Cox saying that he was hopeful the online release would provide an opportunity for wide distribution.
"[T]he producers and I have always felt that any Cambodian who wants to see the movie should be able to see it, regardless of what the authorities say ... the movie now starts off with excerpts from the Cambodian Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that clearly state their right to see it."
The movie is fully dubbed in Khmer. It can be seen at vicheamovie.com as well as on the video services Vimeo and YouTube.

See also Phnom Penh Post article and Voice of America posting

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10 September 2011


Maverick Movie Awards

Who Killed Chea Vichea? wins the 2011 Maverick Movie Award for Best Chronicle (short category).

Maverick's goal is to "is to help talented moviemakers achieve the recognition they deserve by awarding movies with unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate."

We'll take it!


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