"We practice prayer when we need something. We pray for peace. We don't want foreign invasion and vise versa. We want to live in peace."
Vann Nath is one of Cambodia's most honored figures. It was his training as a sign painter in Battambang before imprisonment that kept him alive during captivity. His jailors spared his life so that he could be put to work painting and sculpting portraits of Pol Pot. Paintings depicting scenes he witnessed in S-21 hang in Toul Sleng Genocide Museum today, serving as one of the few public reminders of the regime's brutality.