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Gateless

Gateless is a short documentary on child sex abuse in a Cambodian temple

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Current Affairs, Foreign Worlds, Investigation, and Human Rights
Synopsis

At a Buddhist temple in rural Cambodia, a man who resided there for over a decade is arrested for
sexually abusing at least 17 boys. Investigators track down victims Se Bros, a high schooler who was
first to report the abuse, and Monk Ry, who lived together with the abuser at the temple. As Bros and
Ry contemplate on whether to testify in court, the chief monk reveals that the monks knew about the
abuse all along. Gateless explores how a Buddhist temple intended for the pursuit of peace and tolerance can become a place where children are violated.

Stage
finished
Running time
30 and 25 minutes

Credits

  • Lorraine Ma ... Director, Co-Producer
  • Anne Cheng ... Co-Producer
  • Ruby Yang ... Executive Producer, Co-Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Independent
Country
Hong Kong
Years of Production
2
Locations
Cambodia and Hong Kong
Prod. Partners
Lorraine Ma, Anne Cheng, Ruby Yang

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
screened at DocuWest Film Festival 2018
Awards
received special appreciation at New Delhi Film Festival 2018’s short documentary category
Broadcast (Acq.)
Al Jazeera
Language
English and Khmer
Subtitles
English and Khmer

Photos

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