Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia<br>plus Closing Night Event

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The Power of the Documentary: Closing Night

Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia
plus Closing Night Event


Raffertys Theatre


09 December 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Plus In Conversation event with John Pilger, hosted by Robert Love AM, Director of Riverside Theatres
Plus Closing Night event with drinks and nibbles

John Pilger’s challenging documentary Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979) was shot shortly after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. Throughout the Vietnam War, the United States unleashed 100,000 tons of bombs on Cambodia, after which genocide was committed during the reign of Pol Pott and the Khmer Rouge – an atrocity that the country is still overcoming to this day. The film reveals the extreme poverty and suffering endured by the Cambodian people, and the pain inflicted upon them by a dictatorial regime.

Date & Time: Sunday 9 December at 4:30pm
Classification: M15+
Year: 1979

Riverside Members $32 30 Club $30
Adults $40 Concession $32

Presented in partnership with

Reporter: John Pilger
Producer-Director: David I Munro
Production Company: ATV
Researcher: Nicholas Claxton
Camera: Gerry Pinches
Sound: Steve Phillips
Film Editor: Jonathan Morris
Production Assistant: Julie Stoner

Download the film notes for Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

Year Zero Film Notes

Ticket Options

Riverside Members $32
30 Club $30
Adults $40
Concession $32
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


50 minutes

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