IWitness: Voices from Survivors of the Khmer Rouge
Zélie Pollon, Alan M. Thornton, TPO Cambodia
In this book, Zélie Pollon and Alan M. Thornton, together with TPO Cambodia, have interviewed and photographed survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime, many of whom are Civil Parties at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. With this book, the authors wanted to bear witness to the survivors’ personal stories and document not only what happened to people during the Khmer Rouge regime, but also acknowledge the lasting psychological impacts still present in Cambodia today. The result is a collection of powerful portraits and haunting stories.
In this book, TPO Cambodia, present stories and photographed 10 former Khmer Rouge member-survivors. This book, provides an opprtunity for former Democratic Kampuchea (DK) member-survivors to tell their stories and express their feeling and remorse. These are the stories that they have been carrying with them for the past 40 years and this is the first time that they have had the opportunity to tell the world. These stories will benefit both for DK member-survivors and victims alike in achieving reconciliation and healing.