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Thursday, January 13 2011

The Best Documentaries of 2010

A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.

Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Monday, January 10 2011

'Enemies of the People': Then We Would Solve Him

Filmmaker Thet Sambath's performance is as fascinating as any of his subjects'.

Thursday, July 29 2010

'Enemies of the People': He Very, Very Suffer

Even as he speaks, you see this is impossible. Even as the film records confessions, including Nuon Chea's, the monstrosity of their actions renders words ineffective, ever incomplete.

Friday, June 18 2010

'Enemies of the People': My Body Is Spinning Inside

In the astonishing documentary Enemies of the People, Cambodian reporter Thet Sambath seeks answers to the question that has shaped his life: "why the killing happened."


Tuesday, February 28 2012

Outstanding Documentary, 'Enemies of the People,' on DVD, 28 February

Late last year, Nuon Chea, better known as Brother Number 2, was charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, in a UN-based court in

Tuesday, July 12 2011

'Enemies of the People', Brilliant and Devastating, Premieres on PBS 12 July

Structured as a series of memories and gaps, repressions and excavations, Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin's Enemies of the People tells the story of the

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