The Early Sign of the Khmer Rouge Atrocity: Recalling Memory of M-13 through Documentary Film

Van Sereyratnak

Born in 1992 in Phnom Penh, Sereyratnak spent his youth in The White Building before it was demolished. He is interested in the life of Cambodia and its past, especially the people who live in this building and survived the genocidal Khmer Rouge Regime.

Sereyratnak completed the documentary filmmaking and multimedia training course from Bophana Center in 2014, and he has since worked as the center’s Sound Assistant. The “One Dollar” project is the first project in which he took part as the Sound Recordist in his career; since then, he has worked on other projects as a Sound Recordist and Sound Mixer, including Pka Sla Krom Angka, Khmer Rouge History App, the UNESCO Project in Toul Sleng, EDJAM etc. For his numerous experiences on set and in the studio, He started as Sound Trainer at the center in 2018 and trained dozens of Cambodian youths, especially the indigenous community.  Director Rithy Panh recruited him as a Sound Assistant for his films such as Exil, Grave without the Name, Irradiated, Everything Will Be Okay, etc. He lately worked as a first Sound Assistant for Rithy Panh’s production alongside an international sound engineer.

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