On the 30th anniversary of the film, Schanberg told VOA Khmer the film has over the years reached the right audience: the Cambodian people.
The Trial Chamber of the UN-backed court ordered physicians to check on Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, with a hearing to be held March 28.
Oscar-nominated “The Missing Picture,” a film by Rithy Panh, was screened along with the other four other competitors this past weekend at the National Geographic Museum in Washington.
The tribunal is facing mounting pressure to wrap up the case, as international funding for the court, which began in 2006, dwindles.
Noah Lederman's latest e-book is informative both for travelers and for readers who want a sense of what Cambodians endured and how life there remains affected.
UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months as it seeks to conclude initial trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
The UN-backed court is currently planning the second phase of a two-part trial for leader Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan—the only two defendants left in custody—for later this year.
In testimony before the UN Human Rights Council last week, Mak Sambath, vice chairman of Cambodia’s Human Rights Committee, denied government involvement in the tribunal.
The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
Cambodia has provided nearly $3.5 million for the national side of the court for 2014 and 2015, but Long Panhavuth said international donors need to put in more money.
Delays at the court, which has had just one successful trial since its 2006 inception, meant that some suspects and defendants died before trials were complete.
The court is currently preparing for the second stage of an atrocity crimes trial against aging leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, but critics of the court worry the two men will die in detention without seeing a verdict.