Rafael Medeiros, Double fantôme

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Even today, the urban landscapes of Phnom Penh are haunted by the Khmer Rouge years and the violence of the past. The film Double fantôme (Double ghost, 2018, 35 min) by Rafael Medeiros questions the work of the ghost that touches the life of beings and things, but also the city of Phnom Penh. The title “Double ghost” refers to several levels of meaning: to the double screen device (installation projected at the Faux Mouvement contemporary art centers in Metz and Bophana in Phnom Penh), to the story of two victims of the Khmer Rouge and finally to “ghosts of the past and ghosts of the future”.

Original soundtrack by Arthur Braganti.

With the participation of young Cambodian artists Neou Sokpanha, Pisith Som, Ratana Savuth, Rida Srun, Samnang Long, Samnang Meas, Sovanpanha Ty, Visal Sek.

This film was produced as part of the laboratory workshop Mémoire et paysage (Memory and landscape), a research program of the Idéfi-CréaTIC system of the University of Paris 8.