Join us for the Berkshires’ first screening of Cambodian writer, documentarian, and director Rithy Panh‘s critically acclaimed “L’Image manquante / The Missing Picture.” Winner of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival category, “Un certain regard,” the documentary mixes news footage, ephemera, and clay figurines to tell the story of Pol Pot’s rise to power. The film will be followed by a question and answer period with specialist Leslie Barnes, author of Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature (University of Nebraska Press, 2014).
The following evening, Dr. Barnes will be giving a talk on Panh titled “Cinema As Archive: The Cambodian Genocide in the Documentaries of Rithy Panh” (Thursday, November 3, 5-6PM, Sawyer Library, Mabie Room).
✽ Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Paresky Auditorium, 7-9 P.M.
Sponsors: The Department of Romance Languages, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, the Lecture Committee, and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.