A piece of footage found on the street was the impetus for Okay Bye-Bye, this personal meditation on the Cambodian genocide of the late 1970's. Okay Bye-Bye, which takes its title from the phrase shouted by Cambodian children to the U.S. ambassador as he fled Phnom Penh in 1975, combines spoken narrative, found Super-8 footage of an unidentified Cambodian man and other partial images drawn from letters, memoirs and journalistic accounts. Using such a diverse range of sources, BARON explores the relationship of history and memory, questioning whether something as monumental as the genocidal slaughter of Cambodians can be examined effectively with traditional methodologies.
Festivals & Awards
1999 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Special Jury Prize
1999 San Francisco International Film Festival, Golden Spire
2000 Whitney Biennial Exhibition