If you haven’t seen it yet, The New York Times’ “The Last Word: Dith Pran” is well worth watching. You get a brief backgrounder on what happened to Pran and to his people in 1970s Cambodia. And no matter how moving his life as a survivor of the Killing Fields, a human rights advocate, and a photojournalist reads in traditional obit form, there’s nothing quite like having Pran, captured days before his death, look into the camera and ask of you today:

Everyone must stop The Killing Fields. Not to allow this to exist again…Once is too many. If they can do that for me, my spirit will be happy.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.