Monday was an historic day for the people of Cambodia. Opening statements in the war crimes trial against three former leaders of the notorious Khmer Rouge regime, began in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.
Matt Holzman, producer of the screening series First Take for KCRW in Santa Monica, gives us the lowdown on this year's nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
One of the first trips that newly re-elected President Obama plans to make is to Cambodia. Officials there say he's coming for an Asia summit but the government might bring up its stalled efforts to recover some ancient Khmer artifacts now in the US.
There are tons of unexploded munitions in Cambodia's waterways. Now, a team is in training to become the country's first underwater deminers. But first the recruits have to learn to swim and dive. Irwin Loy reports from off the coast of Cambodia.
The documentary "The Conscience of Nhem En" is up for an Oscar this year; it is about a young soldier during the Khmer Rouge who took photos of thousands of people before they were tortured and killed.