tagged w/ The Killing Fields
"They brought in the entire press core. The want to sanitize the story!" Sydney Schanberg says in The Killing Fields as the U.S Army brings in the international press score to report on the accidental bombing of Neak Leung.The statement gets to the heart of what The Killing Fields is about, culpability for horrors committed during the Cambodian conflict -- who tries to hide from that, and who stands up. It's a dramatized version of experiences documented by the film's three main characters and real-life journalists: Dith Pran, Sydney Schanberg and Jon Swain. It explores the rule of the Khmer Rouge, the damage caused to Cambodia, and the execution of many citizens.
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