Surviving Cambodia's Darkest Hour
Survivors

sophie

"All through the time, it was just sad.  You tell yourself, it's ok if you die.  My mom called the corpses lucky because they no longer had to suffer."

Thida

"I was 15 years old and wanted to be pretty everyday.  But during that time, I didn't want to be noticed.  I just wanted to disappear"

Monirith

"I thought, if I'm gonna die, at least I'll die with my family in the same grave.  That was my only wish"

Cham

"We couldn't cry.  We just go to sleep and cry in our sleep"

VOLLEVANN

"When you're hungry, you eat whatever you have in front of you, like roots, plants and even live bugs."

bunhap

"You cannot show love or sadness.  I wanted to run, but if you escaped, your whole family would be executed"

NATH

"In prison, everyone had to ask permission from the guards…even to sit up.  If you didn't ask, you would be beaten"

theay

"To this day, I still don't know where my children are buried"

CONTACT

steve mcclure - writer/director

stevemcclure (at) comcast (dot) net

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