Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 5
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
This April 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975. The following are archival AP photos that documents one of the most horrific days in modern history.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
The country on Friday will see the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to Khmer Rouge insurgents, marking the rise of the brutal regime and its harsh agrarian policies.
The Choeung Ek “killing fields” were linked to the torture center Tuol Sleng, which the Khmer Rouge established inside the city following its fall, on April 17, 1975.
Part Six: Reflections on the Future - In 2007, the ambassador told VOA Khmer, leaders should learn from the “uncontrolled solution” to Cambodia’s crisis.
Part Five: The Death of Throes of Diplomacy - Dean left Cambodia for Bangkok feeling “terrible sadness,” convinced that Americans “didn’t live up to our responsibilities and our promises.” No negotiations ever took place.
Part Four: Mekong Convoy - The communists overran garrisons along the Mekong River, while pressuring bedraggled Republican troops around Phnom Penh, keeping potential reserve forces caught up in the capital.
Part Three: ‘Internationalization’ - This plan, Ambassador Dean hoped, would bring an end to the conflict and prevent a one-sided, unchecked takeover by the Khmer communists.
Part Two: Assessment on Arrival - The Khmer communists by 1974 were closing in, encircling Phnom Penh, the last stronghold of the faltering Khmer Republic.
Part One: Failure of Control - By February 1975, the situation in Phnom Penh was dire and the communist insurgents controlled nearly all the Cambodian countryside.
April 17 will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh. Among the throngs of people forced to evacuate the city was VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey, who recently traveled back to the capital and the house where he grew up, to prepare this video report.
VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey recently traveled back to Phnom Penh and returned to the house where he grew up before the Khmer Rouge takeover of the capital.
Judge Mark Harmon charged former Khmer Rouge cadre Ao An, better known as Ta An, with a raft of atrocity crimes associated with an execution site and two security centers, according to a tribunal statement issued Friday.
Dozens of government officials, donors and staff from UN-backed war crimes court attend ceremony honoring victims of Khmer Rouge era.
On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979,
On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia’s notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979, where they were tortured and then executed by Pol Pot’s murderous regime. Although many have welcomed the memorial, one aspect of
The stupa is 6 meters tall and was funded by the German government, as a part of ongoing efforts to foster national reconciliation for the atrocity crimes of the Khmer Rouge.
The UN and Cambodian sides of the court have been at odds at numerous times since the tribunal’s inception, in 2006.
The two former Khmer Rouge leaders are currently in the midst of the second and final trial phase at the UN-backed court.
U.S. President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush participated Saturday in the 50th anniversary observance of the beating of peaceful civil rights demonstrators by police in Selma, Alabama.
During questioning Monday, prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian reminder witness Neang Ouch he had sworn an oath and could be charged with perjury.
Neither Im Chaem nor Meas Muth have been arrested, for example, despite the charges against them.
Anlong Veng was the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. It was home to the top Khmer Rouge leaders such as Pol Pol, Nuon Chea and Ta Mok. But do you know much about its history?
In an interview with VOA Khmer Wednesday, she said she has been wrongly accused.
The suspects are part of two ongoing cases at the UN-backed court that Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials oppose—and that court observers fear may never be completed.
Some 500 urns are now listed, with dates from 1970 to 1990.
This phase of the trial is wide reaching, and will in part help many Cambodians understand the history and workings of the secretive regime.
Elizabeth Becker told the court Monday she was not allowed to walk around and had to be escorted in a car.
Becker was one of the few journalists allowed into Cambodia following the takeover of the Khmer Rouge.
Chhang Youk, the executive director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, has for many years helped documented the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and has been key to the functioning of the Khmer Rouge tribunal. This is an essay he wrote recently to mark international Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The monks at the pagoda have made public the vault of urns, in hopes of helping people claim them.
Keo Chan Dara said Khmer Rouge cadre brought three women, naked, before a dozen other prisons, made them sit on the ground, wounded their faces—nose, ears, cheeks, lips—with pliers, then poured acid into the wounds.
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance.
Chean Srey Mom’s testimony is part of the second and final phase of an atrocity crimes trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
Chou Kim Lorn, a Khmer Rouge survivor from Takeo province, said she had witnessed at least 30 couples in marriages arranged by the Khmer Rouge.