A French television executive who possesses a lost trove of Khmer Rouge films is visiting Cambodia this month, rekindling hopes among researchers and historians that a deal can be struck to see the collection’s safe re*turn to Phnom Penh. The films—believed to total up to 1,000 hours of footage—in*clude mock battle scenes with the Vietnamese and propaganda showing villagers working peacefully in Khmer Rouge labor camps, according to people who said they have seen the films. Some of the films may hold im*portant evidence against the Khmer Rouge that could be used in a trial of the regime’s
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