30 March 2008
Farewell Dith Pran.
I first became aware of Dith Pran, when I saw the film the Killing Fields (1984) when I was probably around 11 or 12. It was late and I couldn't sleep, so I decided to watch it. When the end of the film came, and I realized it wasn't historical fiction, but a real account, I totally lost it. Needless to say, this film did not help my insomnia. I actually barely slept for a long time after that night. I was haunted by it. I still make a point to watch this film at least once a year. I personally feel it is one of the best and most powerful films of all time. I still totally lose it at the end. But It is not just a movie. It is an acount of an unbelievable real life ordeal.
Read more about Dith Pran and the Khmer Rouge.
Posted by oops at 10:13 AM