Witnessing tragedy: Journalist Jon Swain revisits 1970s Phnom Penh

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Witnessing tragedy: Journalist Jon Swain revisits 1970s Phnom Penh

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:47 pm

With Jon Swain’s cult memoir River of Time set to be adapted for the big screen, the author returns to his time in 1970s Indochina, where he witnessed death and destruction in Vietnam, the Fall of Phnom Penh and the rise of the Khmer Rouge

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Post by whatwat » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:42 pm

Why is he holding a gun? I thought that was always a big no no for journalists, even if it’s for a cover photo.
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Re: Witnessing tragedy: Journalist Jon Swain revisits 1970s Phnom Penh

Post by Woody » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:40 am

I hope the movie does justice to the book. It's my favourite account of the period.
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Re: Witnessing tragedy: Journalist Jon Swain revisits 1970s Phnom Penh

Post by canucklhead » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:40 am

Woody wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:40 am
I hope the movie does justice to the book. It's my favourite account of the period.
Agreed. One of the best books from the period. Right up there with Dispatches.
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