Dith Pran on Genocide

Dith Pran, a pho­to­jour­nal­ist and polit­i­cal activist who sur­vived The Killing Fields in Cam­bo­dia, and whose expe­ri­ence was nar­rat­ed in the 1984 film by the same name, has died at 65. You can revis­it his pho­to­graph­ic work here, and watch a talk he gave in 2006. Here, Pran recounts what hap­pened in Cam­bo­dia — how The Viet­nam War spread to Cam­bo­dia, empow­er­ing the mur­der­ous Khmer Rouge — and ques­tions whether we’re gen­er­al­ly get­ting clos­er to mak­ing geno­cide a thing of the past.

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