This photography book is part of the transmedia project Scars of Cambodia, written with the director Alexandre Liebert, which is also presented as a silent documentary of creation of 30 minutes and a sound slide show. The photographs will also be exhibited at the Stimultania Gallery in Strasbourg from October 2nd, 2015.
April 17th, 2015 stood out on the 40 years with the taking of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouges followed by more than 3 years of violence. Cambodia still carries the tracks of this genocide and is rebuilding itself on the unspoken of a traumatized generation. A country of silence. It is the photographer resemblance with a disappeared sister that started her meeting with Tut, then the mutual curiosity, and the return of the memory. From this tenuous link weaved a relationship of trust, built over more than 3 years, during which he told her the undergone tortures when he was still a teenager, and until now buried in him. Because they didn't speak the same language, their communication developed itself in silence, through body language. The mimes became a daily basis, the past violence could re-appear through every subject. A cut flower, an amputation; a bagged fruit, the breathlessness. Tut even staged himself, created reconstitutions to testify of what he lived. The book « A past under silence » shares an intimate meeting and draws up a sensory portrait of the buried memory, the way it shows through the gestures, the attitudes and the gazes, which can define a person and mark her for life.