Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge became a symbol of the most extreme political madness of the 20th century.

In 1993, the United Nations attempted to bring peace by holding elections. The Khmer Rouge, responsible for some one million deaths when in power, refused to take part. We now know that Hun Sen, despite losing the election, regained power in a coup four years later.

William Shawcross, the author of Sideshow, was the correspondent.

Photography: Francois Bisson
Executive Producer: John Morrison
Produced and Directed by Phil Rees

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