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Irradiated

(Irradiés, Rithy Panh, 2020)
Rithy Panh in person!

A locket containing three frames featuring black-and-white headshot photos of three individuals. It lies in shallow water filled with green moss and plants.

Hear from Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh about his recent film Irradiated—winner of the 2020 documentary award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

While Panh is most closely identified with his body of work that exposes and examines the Cambodian genocide, Irradiated serves as a bleak and sobering record of war throughout the world in the 20th century. The film is presented as a triptych, where images on screen are divided into three panels. Comprised of mostly archival footage, Irradiated confronts the viewer with a stream of juxtaposed images of inhumanity and destruction, such as mass graves at Auschwitz and victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The narration by actors Rebecca Marder and André Wilms veers from poetic to blunt, appealing to the audience to witness and remember the images before them. In French with English subtitles. (88 mins., DCP)

Panh will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

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"Pinballing through the 20th century with the non-linear logic of a poem, ‘Irradiated’ cuts between its wars until they all bleed together into a self-inflicted genocide…of humanity itself."
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A locket containing three frames featuring black-and-white headshot photos of three individuals. It lies in shallow water filled with green moss and plants.

Irradiated, image courtesy of Strand Releasing.

A person whose skin is painted white crouches above a pile of rocks

Irradiated, image courtesy of Strand Releasing.

Two black-and-white photos of groups of people lie against a model of a house

Irradiated, image courtesy of Strand Releasing.

A cityscape full of destroyed buildings and rubble is overlaid with a ghostly image of a human figure as if watching over the cityscape

Irradiated, image courtesy of Strand Releasing.

A black-and-white photo of a large group of people is nestled within a diorama of a home

Irradiated, image courtesy of Strand Releasing.

Special thanks to Marcus Hu, Strand Releasing, and Josh Siegel, The Museum of Modern Art, for their support of this event.

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