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NIGHTFALL

Forty years after the reign of terror, the nightmares still haven’t left. Chia still dreams about the nights she suffered under the hands of Khmer Rouge cadres.

Led by Marxist leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge killed up to two million people across Cambodia from 1975 to 1979—by starvation, exhaustion, and executions.

Chia suffered a miscarriage, lost her father and husband within those four years

In solitude, she remembers the lives she lost, and the life she has lived through dreams and photographs.

 
 
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Chia’s wedding photo with her first husband, before the Khmer Rouge regime.

Chia’s wedding photo with her first husband, before the Khmer Rouge regime.

 
 
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Former Khmer Rouge cadres living in Anlong Veng

Former Khmer Rouge cadres living in Anlong Veng

 
 
 
 
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The remains of Pol Pot rests in a small patch of land in Anlong Veng where weeds have wildly grown.

The skulls and bones of thousands of his victims are stored in commemorative stupas scattered around Cambodia.

 
 
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Chia after Pol Pot’s regime; her second husband and two kids.

Chia after Pol Pot’s regime; her second husband and two kids.

 
 
 
 
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