Cambodia : the prince & the prophecy

Australia, 1988

Film
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To understand Cambodia, the film delves to the roots of its culture and its conflicts. It looks back to the time of the great Kings of Angkor, how they ruled and how they survived as their empire crumbled; Cambodia’s fears and response to the thrust of their Vietnamese neighbours; the impact of colonisation by France and the struggle for independence in Indochina after the Second World War. The film explores the years of Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s rule, his juggle for peace, his charisma and contradictions. Following the Prince’s overthrow in 1970, the film traces Cambodia’s destruction during the five years of war before Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge came to power and launched their revolution.

Credits

producer

James G. Gerrand

Language

English

Duration

01:18:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36674

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Khmer Rouge

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Khmer Rouge

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → Cambodia - History

History → Khmer Rouge

People → Norodom, Sihanouk, Prince, 1922-

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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