No coun­try for hon­est men

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Mod­ern-day Cam­bo­dia un­der the lead­er­ship of Prime Min­is­ter Hun Sen is the set­ting for

A Cam­bo­dian Spring, the lat­est doc­u­men­tary from North­ern Irish film­maker Chris Kelly. Fol­low­ing three ac­tivists over a six-year pe­riod as they cru­sade against land grabs and var­i­ous other in­jus­tices tak­ing place in the name of ‘progress’, the film casts a fas­ci­nat­ing eye over the com­plex­i­ties, both po­lit­i­cal and per­sonal, of fight­ing for what you be­lieve is right. The film will have its world pre­miere this month at the Hot Docs film fes­ti­val in Toronto, Canada. “I hope that the au­di­ences will see that there are re­ally no sim­ple nar­ra­tives, and that over­sim­pli­fy­ing things into good and evil can be dan­ger­ous and de­struc­tive,” Kelly told South­east Asia Globe. Visit: acam­bo­di­anspring.com

An ex­ca­va­tor moves sand in Boe­ung Kak lake, in a scene from A Cam­bo­dian Spring

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