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Angkor’s Children


Recommended for grades 8-12

66 Minutes

English and Khmer, with subtitles

This film demonstrates the power of art to heal a nation after genocide, told through the voices of young women—a singer of Buddhist poetry, a circus artist, and garment workers who form a grassroots protest band. They are members of the generation after the Khmer Rouge regime that tragically killed 90% of artists and intellectuals, and their accomplishments provide hope for post-conflict Cambodia.

Theme: Genocide

Sub-Themes: Traditions, National Identity, Cambodian History and Culture, Women’s Rights, Free Speech, Healing through Art