30 April 2012


April 30 - June 2: New Zealand

The Peabody Award–winning investigative documentary Who Killed Chea Vichea? screens for the first time in New Zealand, in the country's premiere documentary film festival, Documentary Edge Festival 2012 ... and takes top honors in the Human Rights category!

One sunny morning, a motorcycle pulled up to a newsstand in Phnom Penh. Chea Vichea, Cambodia's most prominent labor leader, looked up from his paper and was executed on the spot. Pressured by rights groups and foreign aid donors, the police arrested two local men. They were sentenced to twenty years in prison. Were they guilty, or was their conviction part of a larger plan? Starting at the scene of the murder, director Bradley Cox's investigation leads far beyond the local police, through the courts, to the upper echelons of the ruling party. Banned in Cambodia.

A powerful film — ABC Australia

A devastating exposé of life and death that reveals
the inner workings of a dictatorship … an extraordinary film.
— Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch

A gripping account of a corrupt government’s campaign
to hold onto power at any cost … deeply moving. — Huffington Post

In Auckland, at Event Cinemas Newmarket, 77 Broadway, Newmarket:

Monday, April 30 at 5:30pm
Sunday, May 6 at 1:15pm
Thursday May 10 at 5:15pm
Saturday May 12 at 5:45pm

In Wellington, at Angelika Cinema at Reading Cinemas Courtenay, 100 Courtenay Place:

Monday, May 21 at 5:30pm
Thursday, May 24 at 5:30pm
Sunday, May 27 at 11:45am
Saturday June 2 at 5:45pm

Tickets will be available from the festival web site. Please check out the whole list of 72 films — for multi-film passes see this page.

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