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Who Killed Chea Vichea?
The mystery behind the assassination of a Cambodian labor leader set against the backdrop of the international garment trade.
- Premiere Date
- May 1, 2011
- 60 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
Bradley Cox lived in Cambodia for almost five years. He captured the story of Chea Vichea's murder as it unfolded on the streets and in the courtrooms of Cambodia. He previously made the documentary Cambodia: Anatomy of an Election and was a co-founder of Bhutan's first film school. Before moving to Asia, he worked as a screenwriter and director in Los… Show more Angeles and his fiction and non-fiction movies have won numerous film festival awards. He currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. Show less
Jeffrey Saunders is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of CinemaCapital, an independent production and distribution company based in New York City. His films have been selected at international festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, IDFA, SWSX, and Thessaloniki, and acquired by broadcasters including Sundance, ARTE, TF1, ZDF, and SBS.… Show more His feature film Goal Dreams was selected as one of the top 10 Movies that Matter by Amnesty International in 2006. Show less
Rich Garella lived in Cambodia for most of 1995 through 2003. He was managing editor of The Cambodia Daily, and later worked as press secretary for Cambodia's main opposition party. He co-wrote and produced Polygraph for MoveOn.org's "Bush in 30 Seconds" project in 2004; the ad was broadcast nationally. With Eric Pape, he wrote A Tragedy of No Importance,… Show more about the 1997 grenade attack against the Cambodian opposition. Show less
Chea Vichea served as president of Cambodia's garment workers' union until he was gunned down on the street in 2004. Filmed over five years, Who Killed Chea Vichea? explores the possible motives for this popular leader's assassination and unravels a police plot that framed two men, who were sentenced to 20 years for a crime committed by others.