Friday, September 5, 2008

Wrap-up for Year Zero

Very close to final edit and wrap-up is the 90-minute film Year Zero: Story of A Khmer Rouge Soldier. Director John Severson has to finalize the film's score with award winning composer Jesper Kyd before submitting the finished article to the Sundance Film Festival in the States before the end of this month. Year Zero is a film about the power of the individual, as the cameras follow the story of a former child soldier, Aki Ra, who, as a very young child of six was drafted into the Khmer Rouge and planted hundreds of landmines for them. It shows how he decided to rebel and to dedicate his life to changing his country's circumstance ever since. Starting from humble beginnings and now as an international symbol of one man's purpose to eradicate landmines, Aki-Ra's Cambodian Land Mine museum has now relocated near Banteay Srei and has changed the lives of tens of thousands of people who visit each year. Find out more here.


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