April 17 1975: The Khmer Rouge Enter Phnom Penh

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History Documentary hosted by Philippe Bourgogne, published by France Televisions in 2015 - English narration

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After five years of civil war in Cambodia, on April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered the capital and overthrew the regime of General Lon Nol, supported by the Americans. They declared the date year zero and ruthlessly imposed an extremist programme to reconstruct Cambodia. They claimed to be returning society to a golden age when the land was cultivated by peasants. The new masters of the country order the same day they entered Phnom Penh that inhabitants had to evacuate the city. By forcing the population of the capital and other urban centers onto the roads, the Khmer Rouge carried out their plan of forced ruralization. Half of the population will end up in the rice fields, for the re-education. A quarter of the country's population will die there. During the 4 years of the "Khmer Rouge terror", what will happen in Phnom Penh, which has become a ghost town? Thanks to unpublished archives and testimonies, this film seeks to tell the last days of the presence of foreigners gathered in the French Embassy, the fate reserved for the dignitaries who took refuge there, then of those who will believe in the revolution before it crushes them in turn and finally the liberation/occupation of the Vietnamese who, on January 7, 1979, drove the Khmer Rouge out of Phnom Penh. Directed by Philippe Tourancheau ; Eclectic Presse Production with CNC and France Televisions

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC [email protected]
Video Bitrate: 1 011 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x404
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AAC (LC)
Audio Bitrate: 148 kb/s VBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 52 min 31 s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 437 MB
Source: PDTV
Encoded by: ABiTBOL

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