Le Papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise

Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers

(France / Cambodja / USA / Belgium / Canada / Switzerland / Finland, 2006, 86 minutes)

A series of young Phonm Penh prostitutes tell their stories of life and hardship. Quietly harrowing documentary that refuses to either exploit or sentimentalize its subjects and in so doing restores them the dignity they deserve.

CDP and INA present, with the participation of France 3 and France 5, a INA/CDP production, in co-production with Bophana Production, produced in association with Sundance Channel; with the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie, MEDIA Plus, Slate Funding, I2I, Procirep, Société des Producteurs and ANGOA; with the participation of Télévision Belge RTBF, Télé Québec, Télévision Suisse Romande, YLETV1, Télévision Suisse Italienne, France 5 and France 3. Directed by Rithy Panh; produced by Gérald Collas; music by Marc Marder; director of photography (colour), Prum Mésar; film editor, Marie-Christine Rougerie.


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