A Cambodian Spring

    • Director

      Chris Kelly

    • Credits

      Chris Kelly
      Edwina Forkin
      Bob Moore
      Christopher Hird

      Chris Kelly

    • Principal Cast

      Venerable Luon Sovath
      Toul Srey Pov
      Tep Vanny

  • Category


An intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent developments shaping modern-day Cambodia.

Shot by BAFTA-nominated Irish director Chris Kelly over six years, the film charts the gradual politicisation of two young mothers and one Buddhist monk, the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’, and the tragic events that followed.
Winner at Toronto Hot Docs for best international feature, the film is about the complexities, both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in.

Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn

121 minutes, UK, Ireland, Cambodia, 2017, Colour

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Arts Council of Ireland