Le khmer fait partie du groupe des langues môn-khmères, dans la famille des langues austro-asiatiques. C est la langue officielle du Cambodge mais elle est aussi parlée au Vietnam et en Thaïlande, dans les régions limitrophes, soit par un peu plus de 13 millions de locuteurs…
For the first time ever a documentary unveils from the inside an investigation led by international justice. The film follows the steps of the investigative Judge and his team, named by the United Nations to track down those responsible of the crimes committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime from April 1975 to January 1979, where nearly 2 million people perished. Shot over a period of 3 years, backed with interrogatory and judicial reconstitutions on the « crime scenes», the film reveals the horror of such a regime and allows us to understand the task and stakes of international justice.
This phrasebook is largely an adaptation of the Vietnamese-English Phrasebook (CAL, 1975) by Nguyen Hy Quang. It is based on needs as experienced by Indochinese families who have been arriving in the United States since 1975. This Cambodian edition has been adapted and translated by Samnang Soeur and Chanthavy Soeur. The calligraphy was done by Yonnara Keng.
Khmer is surely the most unusual album ever released by ECM — unusual because the label, which is best known for elevated chamber jazz, presents the solo debut of trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer as a production that plays with modern electronica methods while not eschewing the well-known ECM aesthetic. Molvaer's music is somewhere between scary and majestic, and changes between ominous ambient sounds and hard breakbeats, along which atonal screeching guitars combined with melancholic melodies, create a fascinating melange.