Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sambath doubles up in print

With his documentary, Enemies of the People, which he made with Rob Lemkin, earning itself a heap of press coverage around the globe in recent months, Thet Sambath (right), a reporter with the Phnom Penh Post, will also tell his story in a new book, Behind the Killing Fields: A Khmer Rouge Leader and One of His Victims, that will be published by Pennsylvania Press midway through this year. Co-authored with Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon, who also used to work for the Cambodia Daily, it will include the story of Nuon Chea, who Sambath interviewed for over 1,000 hours in the course of his film, and book. Plans are underway to show the film in Phnom Penh sometime in the near future. Link: Film.

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