New York Times photographer Dith Pran survived the Cambodian killing fields. He dedicated his life to telling the story of the Khmer Rouge’s genocide. Between 1975 & 1979 the Communist Khmer Rouge Regime killed nearly 2,000,000 people in the killing fields of Cambodia. The 1984 Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields was based on Dith Pran’s life.
I remember reading about him and also about the actor who played him in The Killing Fields, well over a decade ago in Reader’s Digest, of all places. Seeing this interview reminds me, I should watch the film.