Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Haing S. Ngor
had to flee the set after re-enacting the harrowing scene where he is faced down by a female teenage soldier as it evoked too many horrific memories of his time spent living under the Khmer Rouge regime. See more
When Sydney and his team are taken into custody by the Khmer Rouge, their watches are confiscated along with their cameras and the contents of their bags. In the very next clip, Sydney is shown still wearing his watch. See more
Cambodia. To many westerners it seemed a paradise. Another world, a secret world. But the war in neighboring Vietnam burst its borders, and the fighting soon spread to neutral Cambodia. In 1973 I went to cover this side-show struggle as a foreign correspondent of the New York Times. It was there, in the war-torn country side amidst the fighting between government troops and the Khmer Rouge guerrillas, that I met my guide and interpreter, Dith Pran, a man who was to change my life ...
Written by John Lennon
Performed by John Lennon
& The Plastic Ono Band (uncredited)
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