Category Archives: Cambodia

You should watch 'Enemies of the People' on PBS tonight

UPDATE 7/13: Watch in full, online, through the PBS website, now until August 12.

I’ve seen it already. You should see it, too. From the synopsis:

The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain largely unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, investigative journalist who lost his family in the conflict and spends a decade gaining the trust of the men and women who perpetrated the massacres. From the foot soldiers who slit throats to Pol Pot’s right-hand man, the notorious Brother Number Two, Sambath and co-director Rob Lemkin record shocking testimony never before seen or heard, in Enemies of the People. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media. Winner of the 2010 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize. (90 minutes)

Read more here or check your local listings here, but it’s likely on at 10 p.m. tonight. You can also catch it streaming tomorrow through August 12. Just make sure to watch it.

UPDATE 7/13: Watch in full, online, through the PBS website, now until August 12.

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Brinkley tells story of Cambodia’s curse | Stanford Daily

In an appearance at the Stanford Bookstore on Wednesday afternoon, author and communication professor Joel Brinkley signed copies of his new book, “Cambodia’s Curse,” offering an inside look into the difficulties facing the country and discussing his research for the book.

via Brinkley tells story of Cambodia’s curse | Stanford Daily.

The Beleaguered Cambodians by Margo Picken | The New York Review of Books

More than thirty years after an estimated two million people died at the hands of Pol Pot’s regime of Democratic Kampuchea, trials of senior Khmer Rouge leaders and those most responsible for the deaths are at last taking place in Cambodia. On July 26, the first to be tried, Kaing Guek Eav, commonly known as Duch, was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity—a sentence that he and the prosecution have since appealed. Duch directed Security Prison 21, also known as Tuol Sleng, where at least 14,000 prisoners, mostly Khmer Rouge cadres and officials, were tortured and killed.

via The Beleaguered Cambodians by Margo Picken | The New York Review of Books.

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