A film by Rithy Panh, Cambodia/France, 2007.
Los Angeles Premiere
During the last half-century, Cambodia has witnessed genocide, decades of war and the collapse of social order. The documentary looks at an irreparable tragedy that is less visible, yet no less pervasive: the spiritual death that results when young women are forced into prostitution. The film presents stories of poor Asian women whose lives were violated and their destinies destroyed when their bodies were turned into items of sexual commerce.
Featuring an Introduction by:
Vonthanak Saphonn, MD, MSc, PhD
Deputy Director at National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Cambodia
Head, School of Public Health at NIPH
Head, Research Unit at National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs
and followed by a panel discussion with:
Dr. Vonthanak Saphonn
Gail Kligman, Director, Center for European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of Sociology, UCLA
David Kaye, Executive Director, International Human Rights Program, UCLA School of Law
Reception immediately preceding the film beginning at 5:30 pm.
Original title: Le papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise.
This film is part of the UCLA International Institute's International Human Rights Film Series. Learn more at www.international.ucla.edu/humanrights