Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Dith Pran, born on this day in1942. Witness to the Killing Fields
September 27, 1942. Dith Pran (27 September 1942 - 30 March 2008) was a Cambodian photojournalist best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide. He was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields (1984). He was portrayed in the film by first-time actor Haing S. Ngor (1940 - 1996), who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance
Died in 2008: DITH PRAN:" My job was to remember that, please, everybody must stop the killing field, not allow this to exist again. One is enough, too many. One time is too many. If they can do that for me, my spirit will be happy."