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Title Samsara : Death and Rebirth in Cambodia. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 30 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by BrunoFilms in 1989.
Summary Samsara: (Sanskrit) Perpetual repetition of birth and death from the past through the present to the future, through six illusory realms: Hell, Hungry Spirits, Animals, Fighting Spirits, Man and Heaven. Samsara documents the struggle of the Cambodian people to rebuild a shattered society in a climate of war and with limited resources. Ancient prophecy Buddhist teachings, and folklore provide a context for understanding the Cambodian tragedy, bringing a humanistic perspective to a country in deep political turmoil. Samsara moves at a deliberate, reflective and sometimes dreamlike pace. Meditative voices intermingle descriptions of the mundane realities of daily life in war-torn Cambodia with the enduring spiritual and philosophical beliefs of the Khmer people. The music and stunning photography enhance the narrative and evoke an awesome respect for these people who persevere — though they have been tested to the limits of human endurance.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Cambodia -- History -- 1975-1979
Cambodian-Vietnamese Conflict -- 1977-1991.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Bruno, Ellen, film director.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1127900 Kanopy
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