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Enemies of the People

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Mon, May 3 7:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Wed, May 5 12:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sun, May 9 10:45 PM
The ROM Theatre

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94 minutes | Cambodia Great Britain  | Khmer  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: 14A

This riveting and inspirational film follows co-director and investigative journalist Thet Sambath’s 10-year journey to befriend the men and women responsible for Cambodia’s Killing Fields in an effort to come to terms with his own family’s death at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Sambath obtains groundbreaking accounts from the notorious Brother Number Two—Pol Pot’s second in command—who now lives in peaceful seclusion with his family. He also hears from the grassroots killers—the men and women who were simply following orders. His research and efforts result in a new and terrifying explanation for the genocide, but the truth comes at a painful price. Can Sambath forgive and move on? Winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Documentary. - Shannon Abel

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Co-Presented with Co-presented with Munk Centre for International Studies.

Media Coverage

Globe and Mail (4-Star Capsule Review), Macleans (Capsule Review)

Thet Sambath
Rob Lemkin

Executive Producer(s)
Sandra Whipham

Rob Lemkin
Thet Sambath

Rob Lemkin
Thet Sambath

Stefan Ronowicz

Daniel Pemberton

Official Website