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July 10th, 2011, 01:22 AM
I don't know their names, but it was a group of Yugoslav filmmakers that went to Kampuchea under Pol Pot and shot alot of chilling footage. I have no idea what their name is or where to find it, but I do know it exists as I have heard references to it as them being the only outside journalists to extensively film the country under Pol Pot. Any help will be rewarded with rep. Thanks!
July 13th, 2011, 04:21 AM
The Third Man
July 13th, 2011, 05:20 AM
Same guys as this?
July 13th, 2011, 07:28 AM
The Yugoslav press delegation doesn't have particular names and generic Google searches are not helping me.
Common AH.com, if anybody can find me this footage it is you guys! :D
July 13th, 2011, 08:05 AM
In March 1978 a sceptical press delegation from socialist Yugoslavia, and headed by Nikola Vitorovic,
I'm guessing this is the one
July 13th, 2011, 08:06 AM
As a note, this whilst not giving much details says that what they filmed was chilling footage of empty towns
July 13th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Interview of Comrade Pol Pot … to the Delegation of Yugoslav Journalists in Visit to Democratic
Kampuchea (Phnom Penh, Democratic Kampuchea, March, 1978), p 5. See also Slavko Stanic,
“Kampuchea –socialim without a model,” Socialist Thought and Practice (Belgrade), Vol XVIII, No 10,
1978, pp 67–84.
July 13th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Not entirely sure what this quote is referencing but it says
(Extract from Four Corners, 1987)
MARIAN WILKINSON: This film, shot by a Yugoslav television crew, is one of the few records left of life under Pol Pot. Within a year of the takeover, the Khmer Rouge began transforming Kampuchea into a vast rural work camp.
July 13th, 2011, 08:24 AM
"The Eyes of the Pineapples" links to the above article
There is hardly a place that is for our journalists were inaccessible," says Kečina, citing as an example of the show "Kampuchea" 78 "by Nikola Vitorović made 1978th in Cambodia. At that time Vitorovic was the only journalist in the world who is able to image and noting the tragic events in Cambodia, and the recordings were, according to Kečina, very similar to scenes from the famous, many years later recorded the movie The Killing Fields . This is the most sought after news program in history television Belgrade. Interest in the show exists today.
Translation from Chrome
Seems as if "Kampuchea" was actually the name of the documentary (not too much of a surprise)
July 13th, 2011, 08:27 AM
OK this one is interesting
Below is footage from a French documentary dealing with Nikola Vitorivic's film Kampucija 1978, made during a visit by journalists from Yugoslavia. It shows a dance performance for foreign visitors.
You've got an embedded video, and also the definitive name of the documentary now
July 13th, 2011, 08:28 AM
Here's the direct link to the video above
Its 2 minutes and 34 seconds
July 13th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Ok, there's a lot more on the page above
including the information
Kampučija’ 78 is part of a UNESCO-sponsored digitization project that began towards the end of last year. Digitized films will be a part of the RTS program archive and possibly accessible online (here?).
Bophana appears to have a copy of the French version, which had been translated by French channel France 2 (formerly Antenne 2).
Nikola Vitorović also published a 'booklet' in 1978 on the war:
There "here" in question is
July 13th, 2011, 08:34 AM
This is the Vitorovic booklet as from that site, tho sourced originally from
TITLE: Yugoslavs Publish Booklet on "War in Cambodia"
ORIGINAL SUBJECT: RAD
--- Begin ---
X/15 EURO -- YUGOSLAVS PUBLISH BOOKLET ON "WAR IN CAMBODIA" F-543
Munich, 12 February 1978 (RAD/Stankovic)
A booklet about the "War in Cambodia" has just been published in
Belgrade by the Politika Publishing House. The author is the
Belgrade television journalist Nikola Vitorovic, "one of the best
experts on Southeast Asia" in Yugoslavia, according to the Belgrade
daily Politika of February 9. The paper reproduced a chapter from
the booklet in which Vitorovic asks "why did Vietnam invade Cambodia
precisely at this moment, why did it wait a full year when, possibly
in a slower way, it could have done so by the end of 1977?"
Vitorovic sees "two significant events" as having taken place
in the meantime: a deterioration in Vietnamese-Chinese relations and
"an ever close rapprochement between Moscow and Hanoi." A third
factor, in Vitorovic's view, was Washington's hesitation over
improving relations with Hanoi. As far as the Vietnamese attitude is
concerned, Vitorovic claims that the leaders in Hanoi "might have
thought that Pol Pot and Ieng Sari were 'products' of the Chinese
'Gang of Four' and that the new Chinese leaders would have been
happy to see such a regime [In Cambodia] removed." They believed
that "the Chinese would defend the principle that no regime should
be removed by means of aggression, but would not defend Pol Pot and
risk a military conflict."
This is why, Vitorovic says, the Vietnamese began a "Blitzkrieg,"
camouflaged under the claim that "it was a domestic rebellion against
criminals such as Pol Pot and Ieng Sari." But what the Vietnamese
leaders "have underestimated," says Vitorovic, "is the degree of
reaction from European and world public opinion." Vitorovic quotes
a French historian as saying that the war in Cambodia "has been
the result of a tele-directed battle between the super powers." As
far as the Chinese are concerned, he believes that Peking will
continue to support the Pol Pot regime, although everything must
depend on what support Pol Pot enjoys from the population.
July 13th, 2011, 08:37 AM
Hope that's enough!
btw what's the reward, lol?!
July 13th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Sorry, I copy and pasted that from another website I frequent which has a reputation system.
All I can say is.
Grey Wolf > Sherlock Holmes.
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