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CGHR Film Screenings

CGHR Film Screenings

CGHR hosts termly screenings of films on the themes of governance and human rights, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Previous Film Screenings were:

Things of the Aimless Wanderer 


Followed by Q&A with Director Kiev Ruhorahoza, Piotr Cieplak (expert on Rwandan film and photography)and Dr Andrea Grant (Centre of African Studies and the Centre of Governance & Human Rights, Cambridge), 22 October 2016

As part of the 15th Cambridge African Film Festival, the Centre of Governance and Human Rights is sponsoring the screening of “Things of the Aimless Wanderer”, a provoking film that weaves together a series of encounters between an African woman and a variety of male figures – from a 19th-century explorer to a contemporary Western journalist to a Rwandan working for a shadowy surveillance agency. As each encounter leads to a disappearance, Ruhorahoza offers a scathing, if at times cryptic, indictment of continuing objectification and misapprehensions between “locals” and “Westerners”.

Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People poster

Followed by a Q&A with Co-Director Rob Lemkin, 2 December 2015

One of the most harrowing and compelling personal documentaries of our time, Enemies of the People exposes for the first time the truth about the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge who were behind Cambodia's horrific genocide. More than just an inquiry into Cambodia’s experience, however, Enemies of the People is a profound meditation on the nature of good and evil, shedding light on the capacity of some people to do terrible things and for others to forgive them.

Winner of a dozen top documentary festival awards, including a Special Jury Prize at Sundance and the Grand Jury Award at the Full Frame Documentary Festival, this is a riveting film that takes audiences as close to witnessing evil as they are ever likely to get. It is also a personal journey into the heart of darkness by journalist/filmmaker Thet Sambath, whose family was wiped out in the Killing Fields, but whose patience and discipline elicits unprecedented on-camera confessions from perpetrators at all levels of the Khmer Rouge hierarchy. This is investigative journalism of the highest order.

Previous screenings

Kashmir's Torture Trail - Jezza Neumann (Wednesday 29 April 2015)

Kashmir poster


The Awra Amba Experience - Paulina Tervo and Serdar Ferit (Tuesday 3 February 2015)

Awra Amba poster


We Are Many - Amir Amirani (Friday 14 November 2014) 

We Are many poster