The Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2007 Documentary Film Series
UNEQUAL WE STAND: What Future for the American Middle Class?
PAPER CANNOT WRAP UP EMBERS
(Le papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise)
Rithy Panh, Director
France, 2006, 91 min
Thursday, October 18, 2007
(Scripps College Performing Arts Center)
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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(909) 621-8326, or visit our website
During the last half-century, Cambodia has witnessed genocide, decades of war and the collapse of social order. Now, documentary filmmaker Rithy Panh looks at an irreparable tragedy that is less visible, yet no less pervasive: the spiritual death that results when young women are forced into prostitution. Angry and impassioned, PAPER CANNOT WRAP UP EMBERS presents the searing stories of poor Asian women whose lives were violated and their destinies destroyed when their bodies were turned into items of sexual commerce.