Sunday, March 30, 2008

R.I.P. Dith Pran

You may not remember the 1984 motion picture about the horrors of genocide in Southeast Asia, “The Killing Fields.” But those who grew up during or shortly after the Vietnam war remember the horrors that the people in Cambodia suffered at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, the Communist Party of Cambodia.

The man who opened the eyes of the world to these horrors, Dith Pran, was a photojournalist who worked for The New York Times. Pran’s photographic work inspired the motion picture, which garnered an Academy Award for actor Dr. Haing S. Ngor.

The 65 year old Pran, a resident of Woodbridge, New Jersey, will be remembered for many years.

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