2th DMZ Docs(2010)
I AM DOCU
Thet Sambath, Rob Lemkin
The Khmer Rouge erected what is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most brutal regimes. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain poorly understood. In , the men and women who perpetrated the massacres, from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party’s ideological leader Nuon Chea, aka Brother Number Two, break 30 years of silence to give testimony never before heard or seen. Unprecedented access to all levels of the Khmer Rouge is the product of a decade of work by one of Cambodia’s top investigative journalists, Thet Sambath.
Thet Sambath is a senior reporter for the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s premier English-language newspaper. He is widely regarded as one of Cambodia’s best investigative reporters. He has worked for the American Refugee Committee as a paramedic on the Thai-Cambodia border; as a police interpreter for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC); and as a human rights investigator for LICADHO. Since 1994 he has worked as a producer, translator and camera operator for many world broad casting organizations including BBC, WGBHF rontline, NHK and NBC.
Rob Lemkin is the founder and director of Old Street Films and has produced and directed over 50 documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, The History Channel and so on. He has won numerous awards in Britain and abroad. Other areas of work include music and investigative journalism. Music films include documentaries with Nina Simone and many others in the 1986. From 2001 to 2005 heran an investigations unit for Britain’s Channel Four News producing dozens of hard-hitting films on diverse subjects. Enemies of the People (2009)The Real Dr.Evil(2003)Bearers of the Sword (2002)China: Handle with Care (2001) Malaya: The Undeclared War (1998)
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