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Arn Chorn-Pond’s Thoughts on Stopping Genocide

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Arn Chorn-Pond’s Thoughts on Stopping Genocide


Genocide -- Prevention.
Nonprofit organizations -- Cambodia.


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


Media Entertainment, Inc.


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


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




Chorn-Pond, Arn


Tape number: 4074A


video / mp4




Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Nelson, Jane


Chorn-Pond, Arn


Lowell, Massachusetts


To tell you the truth, in my opinion I think there are many, many things, many ways to do it. I don't want to speak on behalf of anybody else, but just the experience I went through, I think--I just want to focus on what I can do as a person. I never thought I would affect thousands of people in my country and around the world, but I did. That's how it started, maybe with focus on each individual of us. For me, inside of me, what can I do today to affect--a positive way to affect other people's lives, which means to do good things. How many bad things I am doing today, how many good things I am doing today. That's--every night I go to sleep, that's first for me. And that's what the world should do. Also, individuals, individually, and then it will start with an organization. If that whole organization have 100 people working there, have a good intention and good heart, then the organization will go with that. So, that's also Buddhist teaching about starting on your own heart, see what individual can do. That's only--I think it's effective. In many organizations that's effective, because I have started CVCD. I have to start CVCD, co-founded Children of War, and it started with good intentions, with a big, open heart, with a good mission, and the organization will go that way. And if any organization and the structures that started with the bad intention, with only thinking about money, profit, and then you have trouble. And we have been always going that way already. And many people in our heart--many people, even little kids, know what the answer to this. What can we do to bring peace or to bring--to have a kinder world, and stuff like that? It start with one person, and then that person start an organization. That organization will affect many people. You know, that's my opinion.

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