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FRONTLINE / WORLD; Cambodia: Pol Pot’s Shadow; Romania: My Old Haunts; India: Hole In The Wall

10/31/2002

INCLUDES ALL 3 SEGMENTS CAMBODIA: POL POT’S SHADOW, ROMANIA: MY OLD HAUNTS, INDIA: THE HOLE IN THE WALL


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Series
FRONTLINE / WORLD
Program
Cambodia: Pol Pot’s Shadow; Romania: My Old Haunts; India: Hole In The Wall
Program Number

102K1

Program Description

POL POT'S SHADOW Will the Khmer Rouge get away with murder? Nearly 2 million people died in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979 in a Khmer Rouge reign of terror. Not a single person has ever been brought to trial for this genocide. "I came on a journey to Cambodia to find out why there's been no public reckoning," says FRONTLINE/World reporter and Pew Fellow in International Journalism Amanda Pike. She discovers a country still haunted by the ghosts of those who died -- a country that does not know whether to confront or bury its violent past.

ROMANIA: MY OLD HAUNTS Writer and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu escaped Romania when he was 19 years old. He left a country where the state controlled everything, and food shortages were common. "We lived in a socialist utopia where people marched, sang and praised their leaders -- on an empty stomach," recalls Codrescu. Thirteen years after the revolution that brought down the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and introduced rugged capitalism, Codrescu returns with FRONTLINE/World to explore a nation struggling with its new freedoms. "How is my native country faring?" Codrescu asks. "I'm here to take her temperature."

INDia: HOLE IN THE WALL A billion people live in India -- one of every six on the planet. Half of them are illiterate. Only one in four has access to adequate sanitation. Some 350 million Indians live on less than a dollar a day. Yet India is also home to some of the world's most advanced high-technology firms, and New Delhi is Silicon Valley East. Several years ago, a computer scientist, Dr. Sugata Mitra, had an idea. What would happen if he could provide poor children with free, unlimited access to computers and the Internet? Mitra launched what came to be known as the hole in the wall experiment. FRONTLINE/World producer Rory O'Connor first encountered Dr. Mitra and his experiment while directing a film on global poverty.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Cambodia: Pol Pot’s Shadow; Romania: My Old Haunts; India: Hole In The Wall,” 10/31/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47ED48F3D27E490883605959706C151C.
MLA: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Cambodia: Pol Pot’s Shadow; Romania: My Old Haunts; India: Hole In The Wall.” 10/31/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47ED48F3D27E490883605959706C151C>.
APA: FRONTLINE / WORLD; Cambodia: Pol Pot’s Shadow; Romania: My Old Haunts; India: Hole In The Wall. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47ED48F3D27E490883605959706C151C
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