Vann Nath is a known painter and a survivor from S-21 prison, or Tuol Sleng during the Khmer Rouge period. Prior to the Khmer Rouge regime, Vann Nath lived in Battambang provincial town, took monkhood and attended fine arts school in which he studied painting skill. By 1969, Vann Nath ran a painting workshop in Battambang town with his friends until the country plunged into Khmer Rouge’s control.
Vann Nath describes his hometown’s situation before and during the Khmer Rouge, how he was arrested and tortured in Battambang and sent by truck to S-21 in Phnom Penh. He also narrates the situation of S-21 in which he was detained and worked as a painter of Pol Pot for about year until the liberation of Phnom Penh on 7th January, 1979.
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