Monday, April 9, 2012

Cambodian Genocide

Frontline: "Cambodia: Pol Pot's Shadow"
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/cambodia/


Discussion Questions:
1. Who were the Khmer Rouge?


2. When did the Khmer Rouge take power?


2. What did they believe? What were they trying to achieve?


3. What was the ultimate result of the rule of the Khmer Rouge? (Discuss the devastating effects on the people and the country of Cambodia.)


4. What has happened to the Khmer Rouge? (When were they driven from power? Where are they now? Have top officials in the Khmer Rouge been held responsible for the genocide in Cambodia?)


5. Relate this story to other stories of genocide we've discussed in class. In your answer discuss how those in power used propaganda in their attempts to commit genocide. Discuss how those in power attempted to dehumanize targeted groups. 

Final scene from "The Killing Fields"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwgHauFn9Gc

Map of Cambodia

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