While the Cambodian genocide officially ended in 1979, the lack of accountability and public education about the genocide have affected how the memory of the events has been transmitted from generation to generation. This project explores how young adults in a former Khmer Rouge stronghold in the north of Cambodia are thinking about the past and, in consequence, the present and the future of their country. In particular, the project asks: What does it mean for the young to be born into a society where so much trauma occurred?  In particular, what does it mean for offspring of likely perpetrators to be born to parents with a strong association to a regime responsible for roughly 2,000,000 deaths of fellow Khmer and Cham Cambodians?  

Please RSVP to Marilu Daum, daumm@uci.edu.

 

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