Mar 30, 2008 · (Reuters) – Dith Pran, whose ordeal at the hands of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime was depicted in the movie “The Killing Fields,” became a crusader for …
Dith Pran, whose ordeal at the hands of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime was depicted in the movie “The Killing Fields,” became a crusader for the restoration of his homeland. Dith, who died
“Hero of the Cambodian ‘Killing Fields’, Dith Pran, dies of cancer at 65”, www.dailymail.co.uk. March 31, 2008. 12 Copy quote Together we can prevent genocide from happening again.
Mar 31, 2008 · A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A19 of the New York edition with the headline: Dith Pran, Photojournalist and Survivor of the Killing Fields, Dies at 65.
Schanberg described Dith’s ordeal and salvation in a 1980 magazine article titled “The Death and Life of Dith Pran.” Schanberg’s reporting from Phnom Penh had earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.
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Photojournalist Dith Pran, “Killing Fields” Survivor, Dies By Donald R. Winslow NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (March 30, 2008) – Dith Pran , the Cambodian photojournalist who survived starvation, torture, and the Khmer Rouge reign of genocide, and whose story was the basis of the 1984 Academy Award-winning movie “The Killing Fields,” this morning lost his valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
This extraordinary book contains eyewitness accounts of life in Cambodia during Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, accounts written by survivors who were children at the time. The book has been put together by Dith Pran, whose own experiences in Cambodia were so graphically portrayed in the film The Killing Fields.
Dith’s story, and his inspiration for The Killing Fields, ensured that awareness of this terrible story reached a wide audience. He is survived by his companion Bette, three sons and a daughter.
Dith Pran (Khmer: ឌិត ប្រន; 27 September 1942 – 30 March 2008) was a Cambodian photojournalist best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide. He was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields (1984).
Died: 30 March 2008 (aged 65), New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.