Global Arts Corps was approached by London-based production company, Rogan Productions, along with director John Gutierrez and editor Joel Plotch, to create a feature documentary about our work in Cambodia with the Phare Ponleu Selpak and the young cast of See You Yesterday, entitled Landmines.
The film chronicles a diverse group of young circus performers from the streets of Battambang, Cambodia, as they seek to discover for themselves the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime and the genocide that still impacts their lives today. As they examine the fragments of partial truths and lies that are still flying around their heads—the remnants of the regime’s indoctrination—they interview former Khmer soldiers and survivors, often their own families, and travel backwards in time to recreate for themselves the experiences and suffering of their elders. The third act of their journey occurs in a Congolese refugee camp in Rwanda as they push themselves with their deft acrobatic skills to present their groundbreaking stage production See You Yesterday. There, before an audience of other genocide survivors and displaced people, they perform the story of their harrowing past with an eye toward hope for the new generation and its still-recovering country.
Landmines is currently in post-production, and a cut of the film is being screened in educational venues. We are looking for finishing costs to enable us to submit to film festivals.
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A SELECTION OF STILLS FROM THE FILM