Part of documentary on Khmer Rouge is shown at S.L. church
I am American and just got back from Cambodia. I am so happy to hear you did
this film. I beg of you to make sure it is seen all over the world. Most people
are not fully aware what happened in Cambodia during the Khmer rouge regime. I
watched the movie "killing fields" many times over the years,it barely showed
the horrors and real story. After visiting Cambodia's Killing fields, S21, and
speaking to the Cambodian survivors I was shocked that so little of this sad
history was known outside of Cambodia and to myself. The whole world needs to
know! I came back from Cambodia feeling people needed to know this history. I am
so happy you are showing it. I am sorry for your loss and all those that died,
suffered, and are still suffering. Cambodians are the most loving people I have
ever met. I did my own filming (not professional)to show my family and friends
because I left Cambodia wanting people to know the real story. I plan on going
back next year for 2 months and try to help the wonderful people of Cambodia.
Cambodia holds my heart.
Bong Sombath im very proud of you that you have the heart to make this movie,
your story will teach alot of young khmer people, good luck to you and i am very
happy for what you done to show the world how khmer people live their life
during that time am also lost alot of relatives.
This film gona b the next biggest movie in cambodia since the killing field
movie! We gotta let the world really know how cambodia got into this situation
in the first place! We coulda prevented the war from happening but the goverment
refused! The out-comeis over 3.5 million and more died ! That sad cause we was
the first human culture to step into that region. On top of that where did u
think native american merge from around that region today is know as Cambodia .
Congratulations Bong Sambath! I am a "Killing Fields" survivor too. Even after
30 years later, I still have nightmares and vivid memories about the Khmer
Rouges era. I need to find a closure to this. I hope your movie will inspire me
to write a book about my life, help heal the old wound and find some closure
that I was searching for, for all of these years.
Chen. Hope your film would be shown in southern California soon.
Hi! when will this be shown in Cambodia? I'd love to see this and of course
would want the rest of Cambodians to see it too.
These are things we could forgive, which we have, but it's something that could
never be forgotten. Powerful, Powerful Stuff.
Come on Cambodians life must go on. Think positively about Cambodia future. I am
the Cambodian ophanage children of war, but what done is done. Things went wrong
even before I was born. In fact Cambodia was mismanagement for hundred of years
if we look at ours history. So let learn and make sure that history will not
repeat again. That's life Cambodians let smile, forgive and forget.
What a happy ending!
You should read the book, Tears of my Soul, and After the heavy rain. These
books will offer you a powerful message of forgiveness
Wonderful. I fully support you. Nothing will ever make our broken people smile
again, except the healing message of forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
It is good for you, Sambath for what you have done. I am very much interested to
see the movie.
Congratulations to both of you. I would love to see this film myself. I teach
peacebuilding and conflict resolution and work abroad. I suspect yor movie is an
inspiration to many people.I think it is interesting that when we
gain more of an understanding of events, that understanding leads to forgiveness
many times. The question to ask is what happened in peoples lives that created
pain in the past and made them who they are at the time when they inflicted pain
on others. If we can truly understand why people did what they did, sometimes
that is enough to disarm our anger and move closer towards forgiveness. Eileen
Borris - author of "finding Forgiveness: A 7 Step Program for Letting go of
Anger and Bitterness.
It is not easy to forgive when current kr leaders are living freely they seem to
feel like they did nothing