Winner 1989

Cambodia Year Ten

Central Independent Television

As the pace of world events quickens, the media are often criticized for ignoring the past and failing to follow up on significant events of recent history. Too, bottom line considerations have made journalists especially timid, as opinion and analysis have given way to “hit and run” journalism. Cambodia Year Ten is a glaring exception to these trends. Researcher and writer John Pilger and producer/director David Munro returned to Cambodia a decade after the holocaust initiated by the brutal Pol Pot. Their intensive analysis of the political, economic, and social conditions in the impoverished nation is marked by a strident and compelling argument that cites the culpability of the West in the tragedy which is Cambodia. For television of exceptional insight and impact, a Peabody to Central Independent Television (England) for Cambodia Year Ten.