Asia in Film

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Title -- The Pink Room (2011) 57min

Winner of the 2014 Emmy Award for Best Documentary (Northern California Region), a true story of redemption, ordinary people becoming heroes, Cambodians rising up with compassion to take back their country, and a town's process of rebuilding from the inside-out. In a world where it is estimated that there are over one million children held captive and sexually abused, a flower blooms in the heart of Cambodia.

Title -- Life and Death at Preah Vihear (2014) 52min

This film captures the conflict between two neighboring countries of Southeast Asia—Thailand and Cambodia—and the impact colonial encounter with the West had on these countries and much of Southeast Asia. Filmed over a span of 5 years, David Feingold sheds much needed light on the political and cultural divisions beneath the conflict over the ancient temple of Preah Vihear (Khmer)/Khao Phra Viharn (Thai).

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Asiatic Philharmonia Society, and the Durbin-Zheng Family. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

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