Dith Pran – Killing Fields Survivor

Dith Pran a survivor of the terrible Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia died today of cancer.

Roland Joffe’ 1984 movie The Killing Fields tells the story of Dith Pran and an american journalist who tries to help him. It’s one of my all time ‘favourites’. Though I use that word with caution because it’s such a moving movie of a terrible episode in humanities history. The movie, and it’s particularly haunting soundtrack by Mike Oldfield has always stuck with me.

Sadly Haing S Ngor the actor who portrayed Dith Pran died in 1996 apparently the result of a homicide.

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This post was written by awk on March 30, 2008

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