Speaking of Evil - Cambodian women survive Pol Pot

From Eyewitness, 3:35 pm on 26 August 2015

Imagine having to beg for your child's life with nothing but a couple of cigarettes as a bribe. Thirty years after their trauma, a group of 10 Cambodian New Zealand women are only now able to tell their stories. Participating in an oral history project that began as part of the 1993 Women's Suffrage Centenary, these survivors of Pol Pot's genocide finally published their harrowing experiences in a book titled I Tried Not To Cry, launched at Parliament. Some of these extraordinary survivors are talking to Lynda Chanwai-Earle with the help of translator and Cambodian community leader Niborom Young.

Get the new RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Eyewitness

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)