About My Father back to movies

  • Country: Cambodia
  • Director: Guillaume P. Suon
  • Year: 2009
  • Duration: 52'

This documentary by young director Guillaume-Suon Petit follows the story of Sunthary Phung-Guth, a woman seeking justice for her father, Professor Phung Ton, who was murdered in S21 prison in 1977. The film documents her efforts to trace the tragic events of her father’s life, through interviews with historians and journalists, as well as her role in the trial against the prison’s former director. About My Father highlights the painful and difficult processes of international court proceedings for ordinary citizens. However, the film also strives to keep the collective memory of Cambodian war crimes alive, so that people will be inspired to pursue justice for themselves and their relatives.