In 1975, a radical new government assumed power in Cambodia and drastically transformed the country. Religion was outlawed, money was abolished, and genocide was sanctioned by the state. Fearing for their lives, many Cambodians fled their homeland for other countries, including the United States. Khatharya Um, a professor of ethnic studies at University of California, Berkeley and the first Cambodian American to receive her PhD, returns to her homeland to guide us through Cambodia’s tumultuous history during the Khmer Rouge regime. [18 minutes]
2015 FRANKLIN BUCHANAN PRIZE presented by the ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES
Produced in association with SPICE (Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education).
Director/Producer Risa Morimoto | Cinematographer Bao Nguyen
Producer Rylan Sekiguchi | Executive Producer Gary Mukai