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Dec 21, 2004

The Killing Fields

A true story of two journalists from the war torn Cambodia of the mid seventies. One is an American covering the vietnam war and its Cambodian aftermath for the New York Times, the other is a Cambodian journalist who acts as his interpretor.

Every generation has atleast one big war - a big scar that it tries to hide, to forget. For the late sixties and the seventies it was the Vietnam war, the ethnic cleansing of 2 million people under the dictatorship of Pol Pot. This is a story/movie that reminds how tainted our march towards 'civilization' has really been. The only things which we can take pride in is our friendships like the one these two journalists had.

Directed by Roland Joffe(City of Joy), this is one of the must-see films for a student of humanity.