Forum Film Series: "The Missing Picture"


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

The Missing Picture

This event is the fourth of four film screenings hosted each Wednesday throughout February 2023 as part of the Notre Dame Forum on "War and Peace." 

Directed by Rithy Panh
Not Rated, 92 minutes, DCP
In French with English subtitles.

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One of the most revered filmmakers of all time, Rithy Panh's career has been marked by innovative approaches to making films about the unfilmable, particularly the impact of life under the Khmer Rouge. The Missing Picture exemplifies his work as it explores Rithy Panh's quest for a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia. Utilizing clay figures, archival footage, and his narration, Panh relays the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge in an effort to uncover the truth.

A panel discussion will follow the screening. 


  • Ernesto Verdeja, Associate Professor of Peace Studies and Political Science, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs
  • Eric Haanstad, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
  • Moderator: Olivier Morel, Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

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