Pol Pot Propaganda

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‘During that time, about 1.5 million Cambodians out of a total population of 7 to 8 million died of starvation, execution, disease or overwork.’ (HIstory.com Staff, 2009). The period of the Khmer warfare is the most remarkable moment of Cambodia’s history. It is also the most catastrophic one. The cultural and civil background of the monarchy and republican eras was suppressed by the Khmer communist regime. During this period Cambodia’s expressive heritage nearly disappear, not only theoretically but part of the population, mostly artists and other erudite minds that held opposite feeling to what the propaganda “required”, were murdered in what are know as “killing fields”.
Under Pol Pot hegemony, one of the leader of the revolution that caused
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Arts were flatten to a political level only and any creative thoughts was purely related to the propaganda proposes.Thus, after years of dictatorship in Cambodia, cultural and artistic values were eclipsed by violence and Cambodian heritage was nearly destroyed: painters, craftsmen, singer, poets, dancer and all the other profession were vanishing. Most of the them died by the hand of the regime but still many of them that were fortunate enough to survive or that managed to emigrate did not feel to go back to their profession in their daily …show more content…
Living Arts Project has been effective and with serious intention, with more then 200 students a year going to visit it, when in 2014 became an official non profit organisation.
Arn Chorn-Pond’s achievements are inspirational because they managed to give a second choice to creativity in Cambodia after it was stifled with violence for years. He managed to face the issue in a pragmatical way and the results are outstanding in terms of facts, hundreds of students and artists every year pass by the centre, and in terms of cultural regeneration, the project gave hope and new insights to people who were lost and scared in their own country. “Cambodia is one of the world 's poorest countries, with 36.1 percent of the population living beneath the poverty line.” (Cambodia Review 2015, p.56). Cambodia is arguably one of the most beautiful country in the world (China Daily, 2011) but its beauty has been tarnished by injustice and poverty for the last decades. Both education and production of

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