Blind Body (2021)

Documentary/Experimental short, 15 mins


As abstract shapes come into focus, dim memories surface. With Blind Body, Allison Chhorn offers an impressionistic portrait of her grandmother Kim Nay, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge. Partially blind, Kim spends her days in a mostly sonic and textural world, in which the sound of rain, the voices of Khmer radio, and distant birdsong summon the sensations of a lost homeland.

- New York Film Festival / Film at Lincoln Center

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Festival Selections:

Visions du Réel Film Festival, Switzerland
Lima Alterna Film Festival, Peru
New York Film Festival 59, Currents Program, U.S.
Black Canvas Film Festival, Mexico
Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile
Chicago International Film Festival, U.S.
Linea d’Ombra Festival, Italy
Sydney Film Festival, Australia
Cámara Lúcida, Ecuador
Athens International Film and Video Festival, U.S.
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Australia
St Kilda Film Festival, Australia
Laterale Film Festival, Italy