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Ugly History: Cambodian Genocide
From 1975 to 1979, the Communist Party of Kampuchea ruled Cambodia with an iron fist, perpetrating a genocide that killed one fourth of the country's population. Roughly one million people were executed as suspected political enemies or due to their ethnicities, and another million died of starvation, disease, or overwork. How did this happen? Timothy Williams details the rise of the Khmer Rouge. [Directed by Héloïse Dorsan-Rachet, narrated by Safia Elhillo, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].