Dith Pran

Dith Pran's wartime story of covering Cambodia's takeover by the communist Khmer Rouge with reporter Sidney Schanberg was told in the award-winning film The Killing Fields. Dith endured four years of starvation and torture in the Khmer Rouge's forced labor camps before escaping to Thailand in 1979. Schanberg represented Dith in accepting a 1976 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage. A photojournalist for the New York Times since 1980, Dith now runs the Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project. He lost more than fifty relatives to the Khmer Rouge, including his father, three brothers, one sister, and their families. Pran fell ill with pancreatic cancer and died on March 30th, 2008.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace