Van Nath, the only remaining survivor of the torture central, commonly known as "The Killing Fields", tells his "a thousand and one night"-like story about being ordered to paint the portraits of Pol Pot. With death hanging over him, he executed numerous paintings in a dark cell and thereby survived up to the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, in 1979, four years after Pol Pot had managed to execute and starve to death more than a third of Cambodia's 7 million citizens.

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