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From Kampong Cham to Battambang

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Title

From Kampong Cham to Battambang

Subject

Genocide -- Cambodia.
Parti Communiste du Kampochea.

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.http://omeka.rc.usf.edu/admin/items/add

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: 4011A

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Cambodia.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Stagg, Sophal

Location

Palm Harbor, Florida

Transcription

The time when they tell us that we have to leave, they evacuate us again. All the newest people gotta leave. And I remember my grandmother, she had been apart from us all this time, and now she’s alone and she’s old—I believe at the time she is in her seventies. And she wanted to come with us, and we wanted to bring her with us so bad. I remember whatever we have, we trying to give it to them so that they will allow my grandmother to come with us. And they would say no, she’s not allowed to come with us, and nobody allowed to stay with her. And so we have to leave her there.

Oh, gosh. He wanted to bring my mother—his mother—with us. So I remember he was crying that night. He was sitting, my mother was sitting, and they talk almost all night long. In the middle of the night when I wake up, I hear them still sit and talk, and I hear my father crying, and my grandmother is crying and my mother also weeping. And the next morning, as we about to leave, my father sobbed out of control. He’s just hug his mother and hug his mother, and it was kind of sad for me to see.

Yeah, it was very sad. Every—I believe we have a radio that time that my brother brought from America, and he gave it to one of the neighbor and say, “Please, take care of my mother for me.” But he was very sad. It’s very, very sad.

We left my grandmother and then they tell us to go to this small town that right next to my grandmother, and we will get on a boat and go to destination unknown. They did not tell us where we go, but they tell us, “Just get on the boat,” and we will know when we get there.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

3:24

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “From Kampong Cham to Battambang ,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 21, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/760.

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