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The Missing Picture

(L'image manquante)
(L'image manquante)

Lecture/screening class (3 hours). Special admission applies.

  • Conservation Practice in Specialized Archives

    Director of the Canyon Cinema Foundation

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Un Certain Regard, Cannes

A daunting task that continues to confront media makers is how to represent the unrepresentable—calamities and atrocities of unimaginable magnitude. The challenge is even greater when the media maker himself is a survivor. Such is the case for veteran filmmaker Rithy Panh, who has committed his life to probing and exposing the Cambodian genocide and its aftermath. Having toiled in labor camps as a boy and watched his entire family die, he prepares to grapple with this childhood. Using clay figures, archival footage, and live action, Panh materializes the missing pictures for us, his companion witnesses. Stunningly vivid and achingly intimate. 

Anita Chang
FILM DETAILS 
Narrator
  • Randal Douc
Screenwriter
  • Rithy Panh
Cinematographer
  • Prum Messa
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 90 mins
Source
  • Strand Releasing
Preceded By

Hall of Mirrors

Warren Sonbert, United States, 1966

 

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

The Dark Tower

Stan Brakhage, United States, 1999

A hand-painted, step-printed work of abstract light play by one of the towering figures of the American avant-garde.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
source
  • BAMPFA