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The Resource Cambodia : land of silence, by Jakob Gottschau, (electronic resource)

Cambodia : land of silence, by Jakob Gottschau, (electronic resource)

Label
Cambodia : land of silence
Title
Cambodia
Title remainder
land of silence
Statement of responsibility
by Jakob Gottschau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1970s, Cambodia was the victim of a brutal genocide, when the communist Pol Pot regime exterminated every fifth inhabitant. In less than four years, hundreds of thousands were murdered, and over a million died as a result of starvation and disease. We hear from those who lost their families as well as from former guards who perpetrated the crimes. A guard who beat prisoners claims he was forced to commit torture; the alternative would have been his own murder. He feels terribly guilty now and has confessed to his family. Sorya Sim of the Documentation Centre says "The purpose of documenting is justice and memory." The Centre collects material to prosecute the Khmer Rouge and to educate the younger generation about the events. Recently, a peace treaty paved the way for the first real evaluation of the Pol Pot regime - and perhaps for reconciliation. This process is difficult in a country like Cambodia, where it is seen as "wrong" to talk negatively about the past. The Institute for Social Development organized several peace marches and four reconciliation meetings and at one of these, a number of Khmer Rouge leaders apologized. For many people, and for the media, saying "I am sorry" was not enough. Kassie Neou of Cambodia's Institute for Human Rights, believes the peace marches promote the possibility of "... living together in understanding, and that way people can focus on harmonious ways of living." But many carry mental and physical wounds, too fearful to speak out about the atrocities of that tragic time
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gottschau, Jakob
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
29
Series statement
Filmakers library online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
Target audience
general
Label
Cambodia : land of silence, by Jakob Gottschau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641250
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641250/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209542
  • (OCoLC)767805880
Video recording format
other
Label
Cambodia : land of silence, by Jakob Gottschau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641250
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641250/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209542
  • (OCoLC)767805880
Video recording format
other

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