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Ghost Mountain

A gripping documentary about the Cambodian Civil War.
5/5

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Directed by James Taing & Virginia Lynch Dean, ‘Ghost Mountain’ is a short documentary that explores the atrocities by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian civil war of the 1970s. The film documents the gut-wrenching survival story of Bunseng Taing. In addition, we also learn of Thida Buth Mam’s own personal story of endurance. A poignant watch from start-to-finish.

The 40-minute documentary opens with sweeping aerial cinematography of Cambodia. In Narration, we are introduced to James Taing, Bunseng’s son, who intends to reveal an untold narrative of the horrors. The film is constructed by a series of interviews of Bunseng and Thida, coupled with archival footage of Cambodian life before, during and after the genocide. The short focuses on their attempt to escape to Thailand, in an effort to flee the communist regime and subsequent genocide. Expect gripping viewing throughout.

James Taing & Virginia Lynch Dean have created a remarkable documentary that gives an unflinching, albeit personal story of survival, adversity and felicity. The story of Bunseng Taing will captivate viewers from the offset, which will no doubt spark a desire to learn more about the Cambodian Civil War. The film is neatly crafted with high quality audio, cinematography and stock footage. ‘Ghost Mountain’ is a powerful documentary that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.
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Ghost Mountain

A gripping documentary about the Cambodian Civil War.
5/5

Review

Directed by James Taing & Virginia Lynch Dean, ‘Ghost Mountain’ is a short documentary that explores the atrocities by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian civil war of the 1970s. The film documents the gut-wrenching survival story of Bunseng Taing. In addition, we also learn of Thida Buth Mam’s own personal story of endurance. A poignant watch from start-to-finish.

The 40-minute documentary opens with sweeping aerial cinematography of Cambodia. In Narration, we are introduced to James Taing, Bunseng’s son, who intends to reveal an untold narrative of the horrors. The film is constructed by a series of interviews of Bunseng and Thida, coupled with archival footage of Cambodian life before, during and after the genocide. The short focuses on their attempt to escape to Thailand, in an effort to flee the communist regime and subsequent genocide. Expect gripping viewing throughout.

James Taing & Virginia Lynch Dean have created a remarkable documentary that gives an unflinching, albeit personal story of survival, adversity and felicity. The story of Bunseng Taing will captivate viewers from the offset, which will no doubt spark a desire to learn more about the Cambodian Civil War. The film is neatly crafted with high quality audio, cinematography and stock footage. ‘Ghost Mountain’ is a powerful documentary that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.
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