Under the Radar Film Series: Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven, and Hell

Main Library

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  • Under the Radar

Don’t miss the opportunity to see amazing films that missed a popular release on the big screen. Typically shown only in art-house cinemas, or older, lesser-known films, this film series provides the chance to see a broad array of cinematic delights that you may have missed.

One of Utah Museum of Contemprary Art's (UMOCA) current exhibitions, entitled Echo Cave, celebrates local filmmaker Trent Harris and his work. In conjunction with that retrospective, we will be screening Trent’s film The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell (2003, Unrated). An odd and daring documentary piece, The Cement Ball follows Aki Ra, forced to join Pol Pot’s murderous Khmer Rouge army at the age of nine. He was taught to lay mines, make bombs, booby-trap cigarettes, and fire guns and rocket launchers. Now, some 20 years later, he roams the minefields of Cambodia in search of redemption, helping clear the estimated 6,000,000 landmines and bombs which litter the countryside.


THU, APR 24, 7pm The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell, by Trent Harris

THU, MAY 15, 7pm The Lost and Found Series, presented by Oho Media

THU, JUN 19, 7pm Must Come Down, written and directed by local filmmaker Kenny Riches

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200