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    Reader comments on S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

    Subject: More questions
    Date: May 21, 2004
    Sender: michaelPrevious | Next

    Very interesting documentary; Unfortunately, I don't know the history of the war or Cambodia or the Khmer Rouge. However, I knew when I saw that it was playing I needed to see it. This is what is happening again in places. Think Abu Ghraib! Anyway, staying on course, my misunderstanding of the reasons of the rise of the Khmer Rouge plays out in the questions I have. The guards in the film, though dispassionate about what happened to the prisoners are hopeless human beings themselves. In a sense they are dead too. This was there forced High School, ironically since S21 was a former High School. Except they still have to think about it for the next 20-30 years. It is weird I don't understand a lot, but I have seen the Killing Fields and in that they did a great job showing how quickly the Khmer Rouge indoctrination got out of hand. It was some wicked doctrination that was written up and then set up, like where did the Khmer Rouge learn to organize and record these things? I guess in 1974 cameras and type writers were as commom as computers and digital cameras are today (2004). This movie also bring to question the role of the state. Are the Khmer Rouge still around? Something tells me that I remember sometimes in the papers that you hear about them in the jungles over there. What is the effect now on the people? What is the country like? How denial filled is everyone?

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  • hello !   from narinh chhom, Feb 7, 2004
  • I missed the film release...   from diego, Mar 3, 2004
  • Who is really responsible?   from Carlo Dorigatti, Mar 1, 2004
  • Re: Who is really responsible?   from Phil Green, Sep 3, 2004
  • Re: Who is really responsible?   from Conrad, Jun 3, 2008
  • [no subject]   from jevano, Mar 10, 2004
  • » More questions «   from michael, May 21, 2004
  • Question   from Sothear Soksovann, Sep 13, 2004
  • hello !   from narinh chhom, Feb 7, 2004
  • I missed the film release...   from diego, Mar 3, 2004
  • Who is really responsible?   from Carlo Dorigatti, Mar 1, 2004
  • Re: Who is really responsible?   from Phil Green, Sep 3, 2004
  • Re: Who is really responsible?   from Conrad, Jun 3, 2008
  • [no subject]   from jevano, Mar 10, 2004
  • » More questions «   from michael, May 21, 2004
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