Documentary Film Screening: Brother Number One

Event date: 
10 Mar 2015
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Staff common room, level 2, UNSW Law
Topic: 
Khmer Rouge
Speaker: 
Rob Hamill, brother of murdered New Zealand yachtsman Kerry Hamill
Cost: 
Free
Enquiries: 
Any questions? Contact us on 9385 1803.

Brother Number One is an award-winning New Zealand documentary on the torture and murder of New Zealand yachtsman Kerry Hamill by the Khmer Rouge in 1978.

The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker Annie Goldson (Punitive Damage, Georgie Girl, An Island Calling) and produced by Pan Pacific Films and BNO Productions.

It follows the journey of Kerry's younger brother, Rob Hamill, an Olympian and Trans-Atlantic champion rower, who travels to Cambodia, speaking to eyewitnesses, perpetrators and survivors, to retrace the steps taken by his brother and Englishman John Dewhirst.

Through Rob Hamill’s personal story, Brother Number One also explores one of the “forgotten” genocides of the 20th century, examining how and why nearly two million Cambodians were killed by the Khmer Rouge regime during the 1970s.

We will be showing the 40 minute abridged version of the film, followed by Q&A with Rob Hamill.