With the Khmer Rouge communist regime’s genocide trials underway in Cambodia, a Cambodian-Australian filmmaker decided it was time to make a film about the humanitarian disaster, and its effects on those who escaped the horrors and found refuge in Australia. ‘The Red Sense’ explores the conflict felt among Cambodians, who are wanting justice to be served, but also feeling the need to forgive and move on. Deborah Hawke spoke with Tim Pek, the film’s director, about why he took on the project.

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