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Cambodia - Country Of Scars
Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 29, 2011

This episode follows a train journey through Cambodia. It was not that long ago that Cambodia lost a quarter of its citizens under the Pol Pot regime. During this period the railways became dilapidated due to neglect and conflict, but now there is a daily connection between the capital and the Thai border. Along the way, passengers talk about daily survival and the difficult task of coming to terms with the past.

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