Human Rights Day is celebrated each year on December 10, the anniversary of the adoption in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The French Institute of Cambodia offers you a selection of 3 films that question our relationships with others and our fundamental rights.
“Billy Elliot” by Stephen Daldry (2000)
110 minutes – English version with French subtitles
Eleven-year-old Billy is surprised to discover that a dance class now shares the same premises as his boxing club. First intrigued then soon fascinated by the magic of gesture, Billy abandons the leather gloves to discreetly attend the dance lessons. Faced with the potential talent of his young recruit, his teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, finds new energy… Watch the trailer!
“Irradiated” by Rithy Panh (2020)
88 minutes – French version with English subtitles – Not suitable for audiences under 18 years old
Through the encounters and testimonies of hibakusha (victims of bombings) that remind him of his past and what he has lived through, Rithy Panh crosses these stories in all senses, using images, words and looks that bear witness to the attempt to destroy not only the human being, but also the being. And yet the traces are there. Tangible, real. Even nature speaks. Some plants become monstrous, while others resist and heal wounds. Watch the trailer!
“The Girl with a Bracelet” by Stéphane Demoustier (2019)
96 minutes – French version with English subtitles – Not suitable for audiences under 12 years old
16 years-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. Her parents stand by her as naturally expected. But once in court, her secret life begins to unfold and the plot thickens. Who is Lise really? Do we really know the ones we love? Watch the trailer!