Book Chapter

Showing now: the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Rachel Hughes

Civil Society and Transitional Justice in Asia and the Pacific | ANU Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

The Bophana Centre is an audiovisual archive, a training centre and a venue for free film screenings in the centre of Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The centre was founded in 2006 by two Cambodian film-makers, Rithy Panh and Pannakar Ieu. In the same year, the United Nations–supported Khmer Rouge Tribunal – formally the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – was also established in Phnom Penh. Although vastly different initiatives, the organisation and tribunal share a concern to work towards some form of justice for victims of Khmer Rouge crimes and to foster dialogue about how to constitute a better present and future in light of this and other historical conflicts in..

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