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Objects of pleasure: Epistephilia and the sex worker in Rithy Panh's Le Papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise

Barnes, Leslie


Prostitution in contemporary Cambodia is historically linked to the violence of the Khmer Rouge regime and the degradation of Cambodian society. And yet, while other attempts at official reconciliation have been made, prostitution remains largely shrouded in silence. Rithy Panh's 2007 documentary, Le Papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise, counters this silence by focusing on a group of prostitutes in Phnom Penh, seeking not only to give them voice, but to contribute to the healing of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: French Cultural Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0957155814554560


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