A Cambodian Spring

Chris Kelly
| UK
| 2017
| 120 min

A Cambodian Spring charts the chaotic and violent wave of change shaping modern-day Cambodia, following three activists – a Buddhist monk, and two young mothers and friends. What began as a growing wave of land-rights protests led by our characters turned into an attempt to overthrow the dictatorial government of Hun Sen, in power for more than 30 years. Award-winning Australian filmmaker Chris Kelly spent six years in the country creating an eye-opening and powerful portrait of the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed, capturing the complexities – both political and personal – of fighting for what you believe in.

Director
Chris Kelly
Producer
Chris Kelly
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Section
International Competition
Festival Year
2017