Rescuing Cambodia with an Accordion—the Man Who Would Be Prime Minister

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Daran Kravanh, who survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields by playing the accordion, is defying all odds by running for prime minister in the country’s 2013 election. The 55-year-old musician founded the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party in 2007, and since then has traveled across the United States to build support among Cambodian Americans—young and old—in community strongholds such as Seattle, Long Beach, Calif., and Lowell, Mass. A bid for political office in his home country means Kravanh faces the threat of assassination by Cambodia's ruling party. NAM's Mike Siv profiles Kravanh and asks why he's willing to risk his life again to play a role in his native country's politics.