For most audiences, Roland Joffe's Oscar-winning "The Killing Fields" stands as the definitive portrait of the horrors inflicted by the Khmer Rouge on the people of Cambodia. As powerful as that drama is, though, it's still a glimpse at Pol Pot's bloody cleansing regime through Western eyes.
Premiering as part of Sundance's World Cinema Documentary Competition, "Enemies of the People" takes its place as a definitive take on the Killing Fields, looking at the atrocities through Cambodian eyes and with the benefit of three decades of historical distance.
"Enemies of the People" is directed by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath and was certainly the most powerful film I saw in my first day at the Festival.
[Full review of "Enemies of the People" after the break...]