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Arn Chorn-Pond Discusses the Role of Bystanders

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Title

Arn Chorn-Pond Discusses the Role of Bystanders

Subject

Genocide.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Arn Chorn-Pond, survivor of the Cambodian genocide. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-09-10

Contributor

Chorn-Pond, Arn
Nelson, Jane

Relation

G36-00044
Tape number: 4074C

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Nelson, Jane

Interviewee

Chorn-Pond, Arn

Location

Lowell, Massachusetts

Transcription

But the thing is also a bystander, I want to think. Now again, for the U.N., sometime can be a bystander. They need to be more active, and do it before, do it before the genocide occur, not to be after. And usually they cannot do it before, because the United States said, "Don't go," or Russians say, "Don't go," or the Chinese say, "Don't go." So the U.N. helpless, feel helpless. They do it.

Many of the genocide can be prevented before. It started before, it started small, and you can see the signs. Here, in America, you can see some signs of destruction, some sign of will be a mass killing, some sign, and around the world, like that. But people have to stop it before that, have to intervene before that.

Like, I work with the gang members here. Like, for example, there is a verbal attack on each other, then there will be guns if nobody stop them before the verbal attack. Break them out before the verbal attack; break them, you know. As soon as there is a physical attack, you cannot stop them. They've hit the police back, you know, they go crazy. So genocide is like that, and it starts small.

Each individual of us, whether from the small individual of us to the big body like U.N., have to be independent, good intention, spend money well, and do it before. So that's why the role of bystander is very important right now.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

00:02:05

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Arn Chorn-Pond Discusses the Role of Bystanders,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 12, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/409.