Film Samnatt

Film Samnatt

Somnatt”, a tittle of a thirty minutes long documentary film. Under the project “Flow of Life: Oral Histories from ethnic minorities in the Tonle Sap Region”, the film shows migration histories, Khmer Rouge experiences and other life stories of the two ethnic minorities, Cham and Vietnamese. Eight protagonists in the film are from four different provinces around Tonlé Sap such as Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang and Siem Reap provinces.

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Life Before Expulsion

Life Before Expulsion

Community history from Vietnamese Minorities in Kampong Chhnang: Ethnic Vietnamese groups have lived in Cambodia throughout contemporary history and the historic of the countries are closely intertwined. Nowadays, Vietnamese are one of the largest minority groups in Cambodia. However, the population group remains understudied and little public information about them is available. This has led to the fact that rumours and myths that are sometimes captured for political purposes circulate among Cambodian society...

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You and I

You and I

[...] They took her (her sister in law) to a meeting. Her children were very young and she said that they invited her to a meeting. One of her children was over 1 year old and could walk a little bit. I brought her children. She was eating together with others at the eating hall before she left for the meeting. She asked me to look after her children. [...] At night, the village chief came to take all her property. [...] They took all three children. The second child hid under a bed, but they still found him and took him away. I asked them to keep the youngest child but they refused. They said that they brought all the children to their mother and ‘Yuon’ [Vietnamese] relatives should not be left behind. [...] Whenever they had meetings, they said that, all ‘Yuon’ should be killed and should not be left on Khmer territory. [...] They said “Yuon eat bran and grow tails”. Ms. KHUN Samith, a Khmer Civil Party from Prey Veng province

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Reflections on the River

Reflections on the River

Ethnic Vietnamese had lived along the Tonle Sap River for decades before they were expelled from Cambodia during the 1970s. The majority of them were born in Cambodia.

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Oral History SGBV

Oral History SGBV

Pka Sla Kraom Angkar, ten stories from survivors of sexual and gender based violence during the Khmer Rouge were collected. Please click here for more detail information.

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