The Thach family at a refugee camp in Sungai, Malaysia in 1986. The Thach family is Khmer Krom, indigenous Khmer people from the village of Tra Set in Soc Trang province in southern Vietnam, formerly part of the Khmer Empire.  (Photo courtesy of Tey Thach)

Exhibit reflects Khmer experience beyond the Killing Fields

Cambodian history from before the Killing Fields genocides until now offers a profound and comprehensive reflection of the Khmer experience.
Dec 29, 2015
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SIFF pick resurrects Cambodia’s forgotten film industry

Inside the gutted remains of a 1000-seat movie theater that now is home to hundreds of squatters, an old woman sits with a baby in her lap and retells the plot of a Cambodian movie she loved as a child. The movie she speaks of probably no longer exists, destroyed under the reign of the Khmer […]
May 30, 2012
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UW Professor seeds social change in Cambodia

Cambodia still suffers from the horrific Khmer Rouge rule of the late Seventies. The entire population was forced into the countryside, and the educated, professionals, and minorities were targeted for execution. Thousands more died from starvation and illness. Nearly two million people, a quarter of the country’s population, died in that time. When the Vietnamese […]
Mar 26, 2012