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History12 - Australia's Engagement with Asia 1945-2001: Cambodia

Year 12, Unit 4

Clickview: Cambodia, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge

Between April, 1975 and January, 1979, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people in Cambodia. Pol Pot promised an agrarian utopia but delivered a regime of mass-extermination, starvation and slaughter. This new film explores the life of Pol Pot, the ever-smiling, obsessively secretive leader of the Khmer Rouge.

Former Khmer Rouge Soldier Faces up to Past