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Enemies Of The People review

Harrowing tales of life in Cambodie under the Khymer Rouge

This absorbing doc follows the extraordinary work of Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath, whose own relatives were killed in the 1970s during the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer rouge.

Co-directed by Sambath and British filmmaker Rob Lemkin, Enemies incisively interweaves archive footage with revealing interviews with the likes of Pol Pot’s ‘brother no. 2’ Nuon Chea and peasant farmers who participated in the massacres.

It’s the everyday details of their testimonies – they can recall the stench of blood and the sound of bubbling water from rotting corpses – which chill to the core

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