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A Boat Ride Through Phnom Penh

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Title

A Boat Ride Through Phnom Penh

Subject

Genocide -- Cambodia.
Phnom Penh (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: 4011B

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

We end up in Battambang, the southwest of Cambodia. And I remember in the boat one night—I do not remember whether we spend two or three nights on the boat, I don’t remember. But at one point at night, I overheard the Khmer Rouge men was talking that we are going to Mekong River, cut through the capital city. And I was misunderstanding that we are going back home. So I came to tell my mother that. I say that they take us back to our house. And my mother holding my hand real tight, and she say, “I don’t think we ever going to get back to our house.” And so I—she tell me just wait and see, but she don’t think—she don’t want me to get my hopes up. And then that night we only go—cut through Cambodia, the capital city of Phnom Penh. And I saw for the first time, riding the boat, as slow as the boat go, that the city was silent. There was nobody there, only the streetlight, and there was nothing else. You couldn’t see—there was no human being.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:18

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “A Boat Ride Through Phnom Penh ,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 25, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/762.

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