The Killing Fields: the Facts Behind the Film by
Call Number: DS554.8 .K48 +
Publication Date: 1984 (London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Dispatches by NY Times journalist Schanberg, beginning with the 1973 accidental bombing by the U.S. of Neak Luong, are reprinted in this book about the background and filming of "The Killing Fields." Color photos of the film set's recreation of events contrast with b&w photos of actual events. In addition to the news dispatches, Schanberg, along with translator Dith Pran, recount their experiences in 1973-1979, including the Khmer Rouge take-over of Phnom Penh. Included in the book is a chronology of events and specific information on Sihanouk, the Nixon Doctrine, Lon Nol, and the rise of the Khmer Rouge.