CinéFamilies, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings
In 1975 in Phnom Penh, Chou leads an enchanted life until one morning when the Khmer Rouge madness plunges Cambodia into horror. Powerless, Chou and her people are deported to camps. When her 4-year-old son is snatched from her, her world falls apart but she never loses hope. Winner of the Cristal Award for Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2018, Funan is the incredibly powerful story of a young mother’s fight to save her son and keep her family together.
Both screenings will be preceded by an introduction with director Denis Do
The screening on 16 June will be followed by a panel discussion on the response of the arts with the Refugee crisis with Mohamed Al’Taher (External Relations Officer, UNHCR Mafraq Sub office and Zaatari Camp, UNHCR Jordan), Hannan Majid & Richard York (The Rainbow Collective) and Mia Barlow (Grassroots Campaigns and Policy Manager, Safe Passage International), organised in collaboration with the RBKC Refugees Welcome Committee
16 & 20 June
As part of Anima(c)tion and Refugee Week