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Thank you for sharing Guybrarianmark. Chann Noun is a part of our community and he has shared his stories to hundreds of high school students around town. His story is both powerful and informing.
I'd like to share a synopsis of the Oral History documentary film that was talked about on this show:
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.
We are in the process of screening the film at schools, universities, health care institutions, neighborhood associations and to local community members.
For more info or showing to your group, please contact:
Mardine Mao 503-645-5390 or
Sophorn Cheang 503-998-2939
Thank you Emily, David and the rest of Think Out Loud crews for giving voice to our community. Like Chhunny said, we hope to educate and bring awareness to the next generation and the generation we influence by sharing our stories collectively.
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