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A Child Reacts to the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

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Title

A Child Reacts to the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

Subject

Genocide -- Cambodia.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Sophal Stagg, a 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

1999-06-08

Contributor

Stagg, Sophal

Relation

G36-00052
Tape number: 4010C

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Stagg, Sophal

Location

Palm Harbor, Florida

Transcription

I was more—I was so frightened, and I was so concerned about my mother because she kind of slow. And I’m afraid that she was gonna be separate from me somehow. So I was afraid that I’d be separated from her. And I constantly go with where my family is, never even look around to see who’s who. I remember I hang on real tight to her, and literally help her, dragging her along, because she was almost—she was so frightened herself with everything that happened, and I remember just trying to see that I’m in the middle of my family so that I don’t be separated.

Not very much. The sadness was I missed my house, and I miss everything. I miss my blankets, I miss my pillow, and I miss my toys and I miss everything about the house, because I never apart from the house, and it was sad for me to miss the house. And with all the confusion, it was chaos. But mostly I was frightened that I would separate from my mom and dad and the rest of the family, and the second was miss the house.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:10

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “A Child Reacts to the Evacuation of Phnom Penh ,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed October 23, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/752.

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