The Land of the Wandering Souls

The Land of the Wandering Souls, or La terre des âmes errantes, is a 2000 French-Cambodian documentary film directed by Rithy Panh.

The Land of Wandering Souls
Directed byRithy Panh
Produced byCati Couteau
Written byRithy Panh
Music byMarc Marder
CinematographyPrum Mesa
Edited byIsabelle Roudy
Marie-Christine Rougerie
Distributed byINA
Release date
United Kingdom:
August 19, 2000
France:
March 10, 2001
Australia:
August 11, 2001
Canada:
October 2, 2001
United States:
August 1, 2002
Running time
100 minutes
CountryCambodia
France
LanguageKhmer

SynopsisEdit

The film follows a Cambodian family as they work to dig a trench across Cambodia to lay the country's first optical fiber cable, depicting their hardships.

At one point during their excavation, the workers uncover a killing field, a remnant of the genocidal purges of the Khmer Rouge.

ReceptionEdit

The Land of the Wandering Souls premiered at the 2000 Edinburgh International Film Festival. It went on to screen at around a dozen other film festivals, winning numerous awards, including:

The film was also featured on "Wide Angle", a Public Broadcasting Service television series.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Land of Wandering Souls". Public Broadcasting Service. 2002-08-01. Retrieved 2007-07-14.

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