A Cambodian Spring ★★★★

Often shooting from the centre of the melee, Kelly forefronts the raw emotions of the activists, smearing their pain across the screen. His approach mirrors that of the Venerable Sovath, who films the atrocities on his phone and hands them out on DVDs: “These images tell the truth,” he says. The film works at documenting the raw actuality of the skirmishes. But it feels as though the powerful people responsible for causing the anguish we witness remain where they want to be – in the shadows. The withholding of context and backstories can also leave some important points tantalisingly vague.

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