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When I make a film, I don’t watch a lot of other films. I read a lot; I try to read poems, things that can liberate my human condition, that make me go away… I spend a lot of the time doing nothing, just concentrating on the subject. Sometimes I’ll sit in my chair for two or three hours without doing anything.
The most beautiful thing in Cambodia isn’t the country – it’s the Cambodian people.
I like people who have the capacity to forget. I think that to forget is a good thing. Forgetting is good. But sometimes I cannot. For me, I cannot.
Every time you are getting ready to make a shot in a documentary film, you are asking yourself questions about your cinematographic approach. You are approaching the truth, but the image is never the truth itself.
When the Khmer Rouge reached Phnom Penh, the first thing they did was to evacuate the population. Then they took over. The point of a revolution is to bring justice to the people, so even if you don’t have proof of sabotage, you manufacture it.
We need creativity. We need more poetry after Auschwitz.
It is only by reflecting on the past that one can create a better future.
As children, we did not have toys. We invented characters and animals; we invented stories.
Clay is a very interesting and fundamental material: it’s earth, it’s water, and – with fire – it takes on form and life.
I never want to be a film director – I want to be a teacher.