S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine is part of The Human Rights Watch Collection.
In 1975-79, almost two million Cambodians lost their lives to murder and famine
when the Khmer Rouge forced the urban population into the countryside to fulfill
their ideal of an agrarian utopia.
The notorious detention center code-named 'S21' was the schoolhouse-turned prison
where 17,000 men, women and children were tortured and killed, their "crimes"
meticulously documented to justify their execution.
In this award-winning documentary and astonishing historical document, survivor
Vann Nath confronts his captors, some of whom were as young as 12 years old
when they committed their atrocities.
WINNER! International Human Rights Award 2004
WINNER! Best Documentary, Chicago Intíl Film Festival & European
WINNER! Francois Chalais Award, Cannes Film Festival