Chasing the past

Rajan Venkataraman

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About halfway through A Tomb for Khun Srun, Eric Galmard’s documentary film about the Cambodian poet who was executed during the final days of the Khmer Rouge era, there is a brief appearance by the poet’s brother. From a Phnom Penh rooftop, he points to the site of a former prison where his older brother was held by the Lon Nol regime for being a “progressive”.

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