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Voices from the Killing Fields

Synopsis
The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Investigative journalist Thet Sambath spent 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 records shocking testimonies never before seen or heard.

Having neglected his own family for years, Sambath’s work comes at a price. But this is a personal mission. He lost his parents and siblings in the Killing Fields, and on his journey to discover why his family died, the real story of Cambodia’s tragedy emerges. (125 minutes)
Series
True Stories, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2011
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 5/7/2011 in the True Stories series
Subjects
Geography; History; Politics & government
Keywords
Cambodia; Khmer Rouge; massacres; political geography; political ideology

Online availability

URI
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/voices-from-the-killing-fields/4od
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Thet Sambath

Sponsor

Name

Channel 4

Distributor

Name

4OD

Web
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od External site opens in new window

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