Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell
Available on Philo, Prime Video
From Rithy Pahn, director of the notorious documentary “S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine,” comes his searing follow-up: “Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell.” Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge was responsible for the death of nearly 2 million people – a quarter of the Cambodia population. Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, directed both the M13 and S21 centers where tens of thousands of people were tortured and executed. He is the first Khmer Rouge leader to be brought before an international criminal justice court; he was found guilty and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Panh films an incredible, horrifying in-depth interview with Duch, who candidly talks about his ascension in the Khmer Rouge party, and his involvement in the mass murder of his fellow Cambodians.
Starring Kaing Guek Eav
Director Rithy Panh