PREAH VIHEAR CONFLICT, FORCED MARRIAGES & “THE PRICE OF LOVE”
4PM: DOCU - Filmed in both Thailand and Cambodia, LIFE AND DEATH AT PREAH VIHEAR (2014, 55 min) illuminates current political and cultural tensions between Cambodia and Thailand. 7PM: DOCU - From 1975-79, Pol Pot’s campaign to increase the population forced at least 250,000 young Cambodian women to marry Khmer Rouge soldiers they never meet before. Sochan Pen was one of them. Her story is told in RED WEDDING (2011, 52 min), courtesy of Bophana Prod.; 8PM: CAMBODIAN FEATURE FILM– PRICE OF LOVE (2018, 90 min), a rom-com from Khmer Mekong Films, at heart a compelling love story, it spotlights ‘arranged marriages’ and the shame felt by Cambodian ‘beer girls’.