Filmmaker Kavich Neang’s father is one of the hundreds of residents who must leave the iconic White Building in Phnom Penh. This housing block bore witness to a tremendous series of events: the young nation’s Golden Age, a traumatic breakdown under a radical regime, decades of cultural revival centered within its walls, and the rapid pace of capitalist development that would ultimately lead to its demise. Neang, born and raised in the White Building, once dreamed of shooting a fiction film there, but that plan never materialized. It is now the location for his first full-length documentary Last Night I Saw You Smiling, screened at documenta fifteen as part of lumbung artist Sa Sa Art Projects’ Village Cinema.
Khmer with English subtitle
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