One Cambodian Journalist's Search for Justice

Friday, December 09, 2011


From 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge killed approximately 1.7 million Cambodians.  In the years since motive and any kind of justice have been hard to come by.  But one journalist has been slowly, patiently befriending ex-Khmer Rouge killers and coaxing confessions out of them – on camera.  Bob speaks with Thet Sambath about his one man truth and reconciliation project and the resulting film: Enemies of the People.

Comments [3]

Donna Ryder from Dayton, Ohio

I was inspired. Thet Sambath's search for truth and forgiveness in the face of such incomprehensible sadness, gives me hope.

Dec. 12 2011 12:07 PM
TobySaunders from outside Atlanta

So, Bob said the character in the film made the plan to kill Hitler & other Nazis out of revenge, but I'm not so sure... I can't recall the dialogue, but I got the impression, for better or worse, that the character was motivated by the ethical stance that the Nazis were bad & should be stopped. Revenge is bad, by definition, but self-defense against tyrannical regimes, like the Nazi one (& Italian & Japanese fascist ones), is moral.

Dec. 11 2011 11:56 AM

What an incredible feat of journalism and of humanity.

Dec. 11 2011 10:52 AM

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