The Resource Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People

Label
Enemies of the People
Title
Enemies of the People
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Enemies of the People the men and women who perpetrated the massacres ? from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party?s ideological leader, Nuon Chea aka Brother Number Two ? break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen. Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer Rouge has been achieved through a decade of work by one of Cambodia?s best investigative journalists, Thet Sambath. Sambath is on a personal quest: he lost his own family in the Killing Fields. The film is his journey to discover not how but why they died. In doing so, he hears and understands for the first time the real story of his country?s tragedy. After years of visits and trust-building, Sambath finally persuades Brother Number Two to admit (again, for the first time) in detail how he and Pol Pot (the two supreme powers in the Khmer Rouge state) decided to kill party members whom they considered ?Enemies of the People?. Sambath?s remarkable work goes even one stage further: over the years he befriends a network of killers in the provinces who implemented the kill policy. For the first time, we see how orders created on an abstract political level translate into foul murder in the rice fields and forests of the Cambodian plain. We have repeatedly used the expression ?for the first time?. This is because Sambath?s work represents a watershed both in Cambodian historiography and in the country?s quest for closure on one of the world?s darkest episodes. The United Nations and the Cambodian government have set up a tribunal to try the senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge for international crimes. Brother Number Two?s trial is expected to start in 2010. The trials are widely expected to deliver a form of justice but fewer expect the truth finally to come out through this process. Sambath says: “Some may say no good can come from talking to killers and dwelling on past horror, but I say these people have sacrificed a lot to tell the truth. In daring to confess they have done good, perhaps the only good thing left. They and all the killers like them must be part of the process of reconciliation if my country is to move forward.”
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Old Street Films in 2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sambath Thet
  • Lemkin, Robert
Runtime
93
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  • Parti communiste du Kampuchea
  • Party of Democratic Kampuchea
  • Cambodia
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Enemies of the People
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/54218
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 94 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to cardholders of participating libraries only
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1054217
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1054217
  • (OCoLC)900276071
  • 1149641
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Enemies of the People
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/54218
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 94 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to cardholders of participating libraries only
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1054217
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1054217
  • (OCoLC)900276071
  • 1149641
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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