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Dith Pran

Last mentioned in Phnom Pénh : Cambodia
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Dith Pran's Biography

Dith Pran (September 27, 1942 – March 30, 2008) was a Cambodian photojournalist best known as a refugee and Cambodian Genocide survivor and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields (1984). He was portrayed in the movie by first-time actor Haing S. Ngor (1940-1996), who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

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  • The bloody price paid for a war report

      News Source: Times Online | almost 5 years ago
    Editors frequently caution their journalists not to take “unnecessary risks” in a war zone, while at the same time — rightly — demanding the story. Inevitably, things can go wrong, as they did last week in Afghanistan for Steve Farrell of The New
  • LA Times: Retro, but still relevant

      News Source: Androscoggin News | 5 years ago
    they're all visions of the past, but they also illuminate the present...Or more precisely, it was a midnight collision of Madoff madness, insomnia and cable's endless loop of films. Though if not for the saturation of news about the high-flying
  • Today in History - March 30

      News Source: Washington Post | over 5 years ago
    On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington hotel by John W...Also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and District of Columbia police officer

Dith Pran Blogs

  • BootLeg Betty » Movies: Retro But Still Relevant

      Blog Source: www.bootlegbetty.com | 5 years ago
    Albert Brooks' 1985 treatise on dropping out captured disillusionment with the corporate rat race long before it would become epidemic. As a rising ad man overlooked one too many times, Brooks quits his job and with his wife, ...
  • Best Movies by Farr: The 10 Best Movies About Journalism by ...

      Blog Source: johnfarr.typepad.com | 5 years ago
    With the blessing of executive editor Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards) and inside dope from Woodward's ultra-secret source, "Deep Throat" (Hal Holbrook), they "follow the money" all the way to the top. Although you never glimpse anyone ...
  • John Farr: The Ten Best Movies About Journalism by Farr

      Blog Source: www.huffingtonpost.com | 5 years ago
    Prescient, cynical, and daring for its time, Billy Wilder's acid-tongued satire on media sensationalism stars Kirk Douglas in one of his fiercest early roles. As Tatum, he's a mean-spirited multiple loser pursuing self-glorification at ...

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