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Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, investigative journalist, lost his family in the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge regime. Sambath spent a decade gaining the trust of the men and women who perpetrated the massacres. Enemies of the People documents the fruits of his labor. Through astounding interviews with foot soldiers who slit throats, and even with Pol Pot’s right-hand man, the notorious Brother Number Two, hidden aspects of genocide are slowly revealed. Artful cinematography amplifies the shocking testimony as viewers see peaceful present-day landscapes that belie the terrors buried beneath their surfaces. As an outreach tool, Enemies of the People is a thought-provoking examination of the human capacity for atrocity, survival and healing.

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