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22 April 2010


Phnom Penh Post

Great article about Who Killed Chea Vichea? published in The Phnom Penh Post today!

CHEA Vichea spent the morning playing with his daughter, studying his Khmer-English dictionary and plucking his moustache before deciding to leave his Phnom Penh home and pick up a copy of the day’s newspaper.
“I watched him from the balcony as he left,” Chea Vichea’s wife, Chea Kimny, tells director Bradley Cox. “I got up and went to the kitchen. Suddenly, I felt like something kicked me in the chest.”
Cox arrived at the newsstand outside Chamkarmon district’s Wat Lanka just minutes after Chea Vichea was gunned down on January 22, 2004, and his footage from the scene makes for some of the most powerful moments of his new documentary, Who Killed Chea Vichea? ...

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12 April 2010


Theary Seng on WKCV

Thanks to Theary Seng for her posting on Who Killed Chea Vichea?, which she calls a "brilliant, excellent, high-quality film." Theary is an author, columnist and former Center for Social Development director (web site) who has dedicated her life to peace and justice in Cambodia.

She writes:
I was honored to count Chea Vichea a good friend since 1995 upon my first return to Cambodia ... In January 2004, I remember nonchalantly asking the driver of the law firm tasked to pick me up from the airport, "So, what's new here?"

"They killed Chea Vichea."

I felt like lightning had struck me dead.


05 April 2010


Cannes Independent Film Festival

Who Killed Chea Vichea? is going to Cannes — the Cannes Independent Film Festival (CIFF), that is. The independent festival takes place in Cannes alongside the main festival, but is not part of the main festival. So get excited...but not too excited.

Nonetheless, we're very pleased that filmgoers, buyers and distributors in Cannes will have a chance to see the film.

The screening will be sometime from May 12 to 23. Watch this space for details; they should be posted in early May.


31 March 2010


Voice of America

Chea Vichea Film Prompts Questions in US
By Men Kimseng, VOA Khmer

Who killed Chea Vichea? The question remains unanswered not just for the man’s family but also American audiences who attended the premiere last weekend of a vivid film about Cambodia’s politics and the slain union leader’s struggle for labor rights. ...

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20 March 2010


Huffington Post: "moving"

From Jim Luce's interview of Cambodian member of parliament Mu Sochua in The Huffington Post:

... Who Killed Chea Vichea? will premiere March 27 at the Frederick Film Festival in Maryland. Chea was shot in broad daylight by assassins, but the government arrested two other men and imprisoned them for their supposed crime.

I was given a private screening of this moving film by its director Bradley Cox and will write its review shortly. Images of Buddhist priests crying as they watch the funeral procession are haunting.


15 March 2010


Frederick Film Festival

Who Killed Chea Vichea? will screen at the Frederick Film Festival in Maryland on Saturday, March 27 at 2:30pm.

This is your first chance to see Who Killed Chea Vichea? with final music and narration, and in full color-corrected glory! And director Bradley Cox will be at the screening to participate in a discussion after the film.

The screening is at 2:30pm at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, in downtown Frederick (map). Tickets are $9 at the door. Don't worry, it won't sell out -- the theater is huge!

Box office here or call 301-600-2828.


22 January 2010


6th anniversary, and Big Sky screening

On this, the sixth anniversary of the murder of Chea Vichea, we are happy to announce that the one-hour version of Who Killed Chea Vichea? is in the final stages of post-production.

The next screening will be on February 14th, in Missoula, Montana, at the widely respected Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. If you've seen one of our preview screenings, please visit the film's page on the festival site and add your review. And of course if you're anywhere near Missoula, we hope you'll attend.

In Phnom Penh today, hundreds marched to commemorate Vichea and to demand justice in the case. The union that Vichea led threatened a week-long nationwide strike unless the government arrests the actual killers.

Here's a video report from RFA (in Khmer):


23 December 2009


Sam Oeun: Don't arrest the innocent

Sok Sam Oeun, one of the two men awaiting retrial in the assassination of Chea Vichea, urged the authorities not to arrest any other innocent people for the crime. From VOA:
“In prison it’s not easy,” Sok Samoeun, who is awaiting an Appeals Court hearing on murder charges against him, said on Hello VOA. “It’s something that has more suffering than I can say.”
Full story

20 November 2009


Screenings in Canada at CLiFF

The fine cut of Who Killed Chea Vichea? will screen this Saturday, Nov. 28 in Toronto and Victoria BC as part of CLiFF, the Canadian Labor International Film Festival.

If you live in or near either city, this is your chance to preview the near-final version of the film!

In Toronto, the program starts at 3:30 at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St West. (details)

In Victoria, the program starts at 2pm at Camas Books, 2590 Quadra St. (details)

Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested!


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