I hope this email finds you very well. I was reading your blog, and I wanted to be in touch to send you some information about a very powerful film on Cambodia that will be playing in the upcoming Human Rights Watch Film Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center from June 18-20. We are hoping that since the issues you work around are closely linked to those touched on in the film - that you might be able to help us to share information about the film to your members and supporters. We have a blurb for you to post:
“From June 18-20, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival will be screening ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC. ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE follows filmmaker Thet Sambath as he uncovers terrifying personal explanations for the Cambodian genocide by allowing the perpetrators to speak for themselves. You can find more information at www.hrw.org . At all of the screenings of the film, the filmmakers Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath will be present to answer questions from the audience. Stephen Holden of the New York Times said ‘the story of Mr. Thet Sambath, who spent years researching and interviewing, is a testament to one man’s persistent search for the truth. The faces and voices of these ordinary people forced to kill raises the age-old question: Who, in the same situation, would have acted differently?’ (read more at: nytimes.com)”
We think your supporters would be interested in the film because it touches upon issues of social and national justice, as well as international reconciliation. With so much global attention on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia – we hope that the film will teach and inspire New Yorkers to learn more about Cambodia and become more active in their communities.
We are hoping to have a strong audience for these special events and hope that you can help by spreading the word to your readers. We are pasting an HTML flyer below, which includes an image, ticket links, and information about the screenings. Please let me know if you need any further information on the film or have any questions, you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
NEW YORK PREMIERE OF
ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE + Q&A
at The Film Society of Lincoln Center's
Please join us for the New York Premiere of this astonishing documentary. Follow filmmaker Thet Sambath as he uncovers terrifying personal explanations for the Cambodian genocide by allowing the perpetrators to speak for themselves. We are delighted that both filmmakers Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath will be present for a discussion after the screenings. Find out more
Presented in association with International Center for Transitional Justice andMargaret Mead Film and Video Festival
Friday, June 18 4:00 | Invite friends
Saturday, June 19 6:30 | Invite friends
Sunday, June 20 1:30 | Invite friends
All screenings are at the Walter Reade Theater
Find out more on www.hrw.org/iff
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