CAMBODIA SPYROS PETER GOUDAS ARTICLE
CAMBODIA ARTICLE BY SPYROS PETER GOUDAS
The kingdom of Cambodia is one of three nations within Indochina.
A country with a population that appears to have forgotten its recent dramatic history that comprised French colonial times, Vietnamese occupation and the cruel rule of the Khmer Rouge.
More than two million people were killed in the Khmer Rouge regime but only five senior leaders are standing trial.
Survivors still live side-by-side with former members of the brutal regime under which their families were killed and tortured in Cambodia.
It's about the betrayal of a people who continue to struggle alone against the ever growing shadow of Pol Pot's Khmer Rogue."
Young Cambodians are experiencing a remarkable turn around, are synchronizing their watches and adapting to the lifestyle of the rest of the world, as evidenced in videos incorporated into this article.
These changes have emerged from a history of terror, misery, genocide, war, refugee camps, hunger, executions, dissplacement of part or entire families.
Cambodia is a country that is slowly awakening with a population that is willing to forget its past and look optimistically into a bright new future.
I would like you to view the films with patience and understanding, keeping in mind that some of them were made during the Nixon, Kissinger era, as well as the Pol Pot regime.