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First They Killed My Father (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A girl in the Cambodian Genocide

“First They Killed My Father”, which is currently available on Netflix, is a dark, harrowing tale of survival filled with quiet but powerful moments of horror and sadness. Based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, the … Continue reading

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The Look of Silence (2014) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): Silenced by fear and repression

Behind the frighteningly absurd world where murderers continue to reign without remorse or regret, there have been pain and sorrow silenced by fear and repression for nearly 50 years. Somber and meditative in its unadorned approach, “The Look of Silence” … Continue reading

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The Missing Picture (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Memories of a genocide

 The documentary film “The Missing Picture” attempts an unconventional approach for its grim historical subject. Mainly through its simple but delicate presentation of clay figurine dioramas, it conveys to us the personal memories of pain and horror from one of … Continue reading

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Kinyarwanda (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The people amidst the Rwanda genocide

Most of you have probably heard about the Rwandan genocide in 1994. When I heard about it for the first time, it seemed to be no more than one of those small, trivial international news I got from TV, but … Continue reading

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