Tag Archives: vietnam

Nolan vs. the Khmer Rouge

1 Apr

 

The Curious Case of McKinley Nolan

The search for answers in the McKinley Nolan story continues. In this article in the June 2011 of Vietnam Magazine, just out on newstands, I follow up with McKinley’s brother Michael Nolan as he presses his legal case against the leaders of the Khmer Rouge for the murder of his brother.  Thanks to his brilliant Cambodian legal team, Michael was officially accepted as one of a handful of Western plaintiffs in the UN sponsored Khmer Rouge tribunal. And in another rare move, The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan, Henry Corra’s intense documentary film about Michael’s search for his brother was submitted as evidence in the case. The film joins a select company of new documentaries that have appeared as evidence in criminal cases including Joe Berlinger’s Crude: The Real Price of Oil – outtakes were subpoenaed in a pollution lawsuit against Chevron this year – and Marina Zenovich’s Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, which was cited by Polanski’s defense lawyers as they sought to dismiss a statutory rape case against the famous director in 2009.

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The Continuing Search for the Son of Captain Blood

23 May

The Continuing Search for the Son of Captain Blood

Everybody’s looking for Sean Flynn these days. The son of Errol Flynn left a middling acting career to become a war photographer in Vietnam and was captured and likely killed by the Khmer Rouge in 1970. Here’s a story I wrote about Zalin Grant’s search for his remains in 2002. This story was published in the now defunct British magazine JACK and the editor lobbed off more than 3/4 of the article to shoehorn it into the pub. I will post the full-length never-before-seen version soon. It’s a doozy! Stay tuned.