Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Healing from the Cambodian Genocide" Documentary Showing

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: SMSU 228, Multicultural Center

The “OH” Project is a moving, beautiful, and historically informed documentary film highlighting the experiences of survivors of the Cambodian genocide of 1975-79. The film features intergenerational interviews of survivors by their children and grandchildren, all now living in the state of Oregon. The survivors’ narratives of familial disruption, dislocation, and military violence are interwoven with equally powerful stories of strength, resourcefulness, and love. Historical footage and photographs frame the narratives with a cogent re-telling of the history of the Pol Pot regime, giving a vivid social and political context for the suffering and loss endured by millions of Cambodians at the time. By telling their stories and grieving their losses together, the narrators and their interviewers move through a powerful process of healing and regeneration. Viewers, in turn, are educated, challenged, and left with a profound message about hope and survival that has universal resonance in a world still torn by militarism and genocide. This film is suitable for classrooms and libraries, community groups and government agencies who are interested in Cambodian culture, the history of genocide, immigration and community building, and the human survival of war and related trauma.

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