Buncombe, Andrew, The Independent (London, England)
Survivor of the 'Killing Fields'
It was a perhaps inescapable irony that while millions of people around the world knew the story of Dith Pran - the courageous reporter's assistant who survived the horrors of Cambodia's "Killing Fields" - most would have associated his name with the face of another man.
In 1984, almost a decade after Dith was forced into a murderous labour camp by the Khmer Rouge and five years after he was reunited with the New York Times reporter for whom he was working, Roland Joffe's film The Killing Fields brought the horrors of the Cambodian genocide to the wider world. The role of Dith was central to the story, and he was played in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Dith Pran. Contributors: Buncombe, Andrew - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 1, 2008. Page number: 32. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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