Media pack and press release

To download the media pack and/or the 2021 press release about the US/Canada launch, please click on the relevant button below.

Other material

You can view several short videos about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge that Robert Carmichael created for this website.

A short video: Meeting Neary

One of the questions I'm most often asked is how I met Neary Ouk, the central person in my book. In this video, made to mark the US/Canada release of the book in March 2021, I explain that.

To view the video, please click on the button below.

Duch dies - September 2, 2020

Duch died - still imprisoned - on September 2, 2020. I talked to ABC Australia's Beverley O'Connor on Duch, his trial, and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge rule. You can watch this six-minute long video by clicking on the button.

S-21 prison

This six-minute video shows the Khmer Rouge’s notorious S-21 prison in Phnom Penh where, between 1975-79, Pol Pot’s paranoid leadership sent thousands to be tortured and then executed at a killing field outside the capital. S-21, which was run by convicted war criminal Comrade Duch, is now a well-known stop for tourists visiting the Cambodian capital. Today it is called the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Click on the button to view.

The image is of Robert Carmichael at S-21. prison (© Daniel Mehta)

Lon Nol soldier fleeing with guitar and gun

in this four-minute interview (in English) with French photojournalist Roland Neveu, he talks about the fall of Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, and in particular about one of the iconic images he took on that day – of a fleeing Lon Nol soldier carrying his rifle and his guitar.

Uch Sorn, survivor of Duch's jungle prison M-13A

In this 14-minute video, Uch Sorn  (pictured in the image) - who survived Duch’s brutal jungle prison code-named M-13A - talks about his experience.

Uch Sorn, a farmer, was imprisoned at M-13A in the early 1970s, and was one of perhaps 10 people who survived the prison. Hundreds died, quite possibly thousands. M-13A was the precursor to S-21, and was the place where Duch learned his brutal skills.

The video is in Khmer and English, and was shot on an iPhone while the author was at the same time interviewing Uch Sorn for a BBC radio piece – so the camerawork is far from perfect.