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The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields

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From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor’s autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.

Rithy Panh was only thirteen years old when the Khmer Rouge expelled his family from Phnom Penh in 1975. In the months and years that followed, his entire family was executed, starved, or worked to death. Thirty years later, after having become a respected filmmaker, Rithy Panh decides to question one of the men principally responsible for the genocide, Comrade Duch, who’s neither an ordinary person nor a demon—he’s an educated organizer, a slaughterer who talks, forgets, lies, explains, and works on his legacy. This confrontation unfolds into an exceptional narrative of human history and an examination of the nature of evil.

 

The Elimination stands among the essential works that document the immense tragedies of the twentieth century, with Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man and Elie Wiesel’s Night.

About the Author

Rithy Panh is an internationally and critically acclaimed documentary film director and screenwriter. His films include S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and Rice People, the first Cambodian film to be submitted for an Oscar, among others. His newest documentary was inspired by The Elimination.

 

Christophe Bataille is a French novelist. His works include the award-winning Annam, Hourmaster, and Absinthe. He has been an editor at Editions Grasset since 1997.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590515587
Author:
Panh, Rithy
Publisher:
Other Press (NY)
Author:
Bataille, Christophe
Author:
Cullen, John
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.76 x 1.11 in 0.94 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Asia » Cambodia
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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