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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine


Dir. Rithy Panh (2003).
Rithy Panh’s compelling doc revisits the most extreme Communist regime to ever decimate a society—focusing on a detention center where 17,000 prisoners were “processed” and only three lived to tell the tale. Two confront their former jailers. S21 is understated and unforgettable; in its modest way, it’s is as horrific an exposure to evil as Shoah.

Fri., Sept. 17, 9:15 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 18, 4:15 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m., 2010

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 8, 2010

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