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THE AFTERMATHS OF VIETNAM (2/2)
The Vietnamese conflict also led to destabilisation in neighbouring Cambodia when the American troops left the country in 1975. More than 3 million Cambodian citizens were slaughtered by the Khmer Rouge as depicted in the Brittish movie The Killing Fields (1984) , which chronicled the Year 0 of the regime from the point of view of two journalists, the Cambodian Dith Pran and the New Yorker Sydney Schanberg. The movie describes the efforts of Pran to survive and escape from one of the most fearsome work camps of the regime. In 21th Century, representations of the Vietnam conflict reflected a new political climate. At the beginning of the Iraq war, We Were Soldiers (2002) with Mel Gibson portrayed the American intervention positively.
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