Books & Films About Cambodia

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We recommend watching a film or two before you travel to set the scene, and taking a book to read whilst you travel, to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Cambodia.

Here is a list of books and films which we have found both informative and entertaining.

The Civilisation of Angkor by Charles Higham
Angkor: An Illustrated Guide to the Monuments by Jean Laur
Tonle Sap; The Heart of Cambodia's Heritage by Colin Poole, Eleanor Briggs
Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare by Philip Short
Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing Ngor & Roger Warner
Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness by Milton PhD Osborne
The Mindful Moment by Tim Page
Derailed in Uncle Ho's Victory Garden: Return to Vietnam & Cambodia by Tim Page
When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him (memoir)
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung (memoir)
The Gate by Francois Bizot (memoir)
The Lost Executioner by Nic Dunlop
Voices from S-21 by David Chandler
The Kings Last Song by Geoff Ryman (novel)
Cambodia Now by Karen Coates
Cambodia by Michael Freeman

The Killing Fields (Film, 1985)
Year Zero (Documentary, 1979)
City of Ghosts (Film, 2002)
Two Brothers (Film, 2004)
The Last Reel (Film, 2014)