2014, Masahiro Sugano, USA/Cambodia/France, 90 min.
- Fri, May 4th 3:45pm
- Tue, May 8th 6:00pm
Born in a Cambodian refugee camp, brought to the U.S. at the age of one, and deported as a "criminal alien" at the age of 32 after fourteen years in prison for attempted murder, charismatic spoken-word artist Kosal Khiev is a man of many faces. This edgy portrait foregrounds Khiev's dark, compelling poetry as he navigates statelessness in the company of other deportees in the unfamiliar milieu of Phnom Penh, and struggles for legitimacy as an artist in the wake of an invitation to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. DCP digital. (BS)
Tuesday lecture by Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago