Fri, 12 May 2017
The train keeps rolling down the bend . . . On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our descent into The Vietnam War. This week we take a look at The War through the eyes of the displaced and victimized . . . the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Oliver Stone ends his Vietnam Trilogy with 1993's Heaven & Earth, the story of Le Ly Hayslip who survived the destruction of her village, death of many family members, and the decimation of her country to eventually find peace through her will and perseverance. We also take a look at Roland Joffe's 1984 examination of the expansion of the war into Cambodia and the genocide wrought by Pol Pot and The Khmer Rouge, The Killing Fields. Through the story of Dith Pran's four year odyssey through "The Killing Fields" of the title, we get a rare examination of the war from a perspective that has been too often ignored. With an Academy Award winning performance from Dr. Hang S. Ngor, The Killing Fields is a truly exceptional film. We talk the film as well as Dr. Ngor's remarkable parallel experiences and his untimely 1996 murder by a Chinatown street gang. We hope you enjoy and take a little something from this heartfelt episode. Please direct questions, comments, suggestions, and complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org - As always, thanks for the continued love & support.