Marriage under the Khmer Rouge: a documentary series

The Phnom Penh Post
Sat, 27 February 2016

Marriage under the Khmer Rouge

Some half a million people are thought to have been forced into marriages by the Khmer Rouge, but because of the nature of the crime many victims have found the subject particularly difficult to discuss. As members of these forced unions grow more comfortable talking about their experiences, and the Khmer Rouge tribunal hears testimony on the subject, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge.

In these three films, the Post talked to victims, including one of the country’s most powerful businessmen, to lawyers participating in tribunal proceedings, and to experts who have sought to understand the cultural and psychological effects of Cambodia’s history of forced marriage.


Marriage Under the Khmer Rouge, Part 1: The Civil Parties


Marriage Under the Khmer Rouge, Part 2: The Okhna and His Wife


Marriage Under the Khmer Rouge, Part 3: The Charge


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