Dir: Tamara Gordon
United Kingdom / 2002 / 87mins


Date: Sun 24 November, 2002
Time: 19:00
Price: -
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It's April 1975 and the Khmer Rouge are marching on Phnom Penh. Just three days before the city falls, a small orphaned girl, Li-Da Men, is flown out of the country. Eventually, she ends up as the adopted daughter of the British cook and business woman, Prue Leith and her husband Rayne Kruger. Li-Da has a comfortable and privileged upbringing whilst the country of her birth is returned to Year Zero by the murderous Khmer Rouge, whose Killing Fields claim nearly two million Cambodians.

This is a film with a gripping personal narrative, with tears and triumph, with some humour as well as disappointment. And in the most painful and poignant way shows life in Cambodia today: how a country wrestles with the concepts of justice and truth in relation to its past and yet in the end offers hope and optimism for the future.