A Reporter’s Dangerous Guided Tour through Democratic KampucheaFebruary 2, 2012
During Cambodia’s most desperate hours, Elizabeth Becker, along with a few other journalists, was given a tour of Democratic Kampuchea in 1978. For the first time ever in Cambodia, Elizabeth Becker presents her multi-media exhibit from that trip. The exhibit includes a variety of photos of the country and recordings of interviews with Pol Pot, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith. It also includes her recorded narration of the 1978 trip, which ended with an attack on her group and the murder of a British professor.
Elizabeth Becker, former New York Times correspondent and author of When the War was Over, the classic history of Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge, is one of only two Western reporters to visit Cambodia when it was Democratic Kamphuchea.
A Reporter’s Dangerous Guided Tour through Democratic Kampuchea
Exhibition from February 9 to 29, Opening February 9 at 6:00PM
Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, 64 street 200
Photos used courtesy of Elizabeth Becker