Filmmaker Bios

Thet SambathThet Sambath (Director/Producer) is a senior reporter with The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's premier English-language newspaper. He is widely regarded as one of Cambodia's best investigative reporters and his stories have been syndicated all over the world. He has worked for the American Refugee Committee as a paramedic on the Thai-Cambodia border; as police interpreter for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and as a human rights investigator for Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO). Since 1994 he has worked as producer, interpreter and camera operator for many world broadcasting organizations, including the BBC, WGBH Frontline, NHK and NBC. In 2002 he travelled to the United States on a Jefferson Scholarship.

Rob LemkinRob Lemkin (Director/Producer) is the founder and director of Old Street Films. He has produced and directed more than 50 documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 (C4), ITV, Sky, The History Channel and A&E. He has won numerous awards in Britain and abroad, and his work has appeared in major documentary for C4, BBC and ITV. Lemkin has made several films about the history and politics of Asia including The Real Dr Evil (BBC/A&E, 2003), Bearers of the Sword (Channel 4, 2002), China: Handle with Care (C4, 2001), Malaya: The Undeclared War (BBC2, 1998), and Who Really Killed Aung San? (BBC2, 1997).