Original Name: Irradiés
English Name: Irradiated
Run Time: 88 Min
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour, and Black/White
Country: France, Cambodia
Director: Rithy Panh
Producer: Catherine Dussart
Cast: Bion, André Wilms, Rebecca Marder
Screenplay: Rithy Panh, Agnès Sénémaud, Christophe Bataille
Cinematographer: Prum Mesa
Editor: Rithy Panh
Sound Designer: Eric Tisserand
Music Composer: Marc Marder
Production Company: Catherine Dussart Productions
Rithy Panh was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1964. He fled the Khmer Rouge dictatorship and came to Paris in 1980 where he studied at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (now La Fémis). His 2003 documentary S-21, La Machine De Mort Khmère Rouge addressed the Khmer Rouge’s policy of systematic extermination between 1975 and 1979. He is co-founder of the Centre Bophana which is dedicated to archiving Cambodian film heritage. In 2013, his film L’image Manquante was the first Cambodian production to be nominated for an Oscar.
Being a survivor cannot be put into words. But you need to live and approach that irradiation that may be without any cause, any knowledge, any possible protection. You need to, for the cause of mankind, experience and understand the various forms of evil –from trenches to atolls, from camps to silence. Evil irradiates. It hurts including future generations. But innocence lies beyond.