Monday, March 31, 2008

In Memoriam: Dith Pran

If the name Dith Pran does not immiediately ring any bells, than the movie inspired by his plight, during the Cambodian Genocide; "The Killing Fields" almost certainly will.

In a day and age where the word "hero" is most often associated with athletic stars for no reason other than their on the field feats; Dith Pran was a living example.

5 comments:

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

65 is too early to die, but unless diagnosed early - cancers can kill.

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

Just in: The United Nations war crimes tribunal has acquitted former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.

Owen said...

Terrible to think that we have seen so many horrors since Cambodia that many people are unaware of what happened between Nazi Germany and Bosnia.

musicalchef said...

What's really freaky is watching "The Killing Fields" right after reading "Animal Farm!"

RIP Dith Pran.

Yakima_Gulag said...

I cannot forget Cambodia, I taught English to many Cambodian refugee children as a volunteer at my children's first school!