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'I thought I lost you forever'

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'I thought I lost you forever'

The Khmer Rouge split families apart in a ruthless bid to remake society. Decades later, many families are still searching for missing loved ones, unsure if they are alive or dead. For Khoem Sarom and others like him, a reality television programme offers a last chance at a reunion after years of uncertainty.

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The children of the Khmer Rouge

The children of the Khmer Rouge

In the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge regime, children have only recently begun learning about their parents' past. My radio piece for PRI's The World looks at how the children of one-time Khmer Rouge see their families' histories, and how former cadres explain war to the first Cambodian generation in decades to grow up without it.