Planting hope in Cambodia’s ‘Killing Fields’
KRATIE, Cambodia (BP) -- Afternoon light filters through the windows as Cambodian villagers map out the future of their communities. This day was more than 30 years in coming. The villages haven't been rebuilt since the horrific Khmer Rouge years that tore communities apart. An estimated 2 million Cambodians died between 1975 and 1979 in a genocide dramatized in the popular 1984 film, "The Killing Fields."
Khmer Rouge survivor nurtures his village
POIPET, Cambodia (BP) -- David leans back and coughs into a handkerchief. His asthma ails him, but not as much as the nightmares that still torment him more than 30 years after the Khmer Rouge genocide in his Cambodian homeland.