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Everything the Khmer Rouge Does is Right

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Title

Everything the Khmer Rouge Does is Right

Subject

Parti Communiste du Kampochea.
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: 4011C

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Cambodia.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Stagg, Sophal

Location

Palm Harbor, Florida

Transcription

Up to that point, only from where—the first evacuation, but after that I haven’t—I haven’t see in my eye, but I know that people is disappear. It was hush-hush. We pretend as if we don’t care. We have to pretend that we do not want to know what Angka do. What Angka do is—it’s everything they do is right, and we have to support them, we have to act as if we—they don’t want us to know and we don’t want to know, and that’s—

For fear, yes. Because, if there’s a tiny little thing aroused that we would say, “Okay, where’s my neighbor family?” then we would be disappeared. So why would we do that? And everybody was—I would say the first six months they start to take all the educated people away, the famous people away. Even later on, we find out that all, even the movie star was being executed the first six months. They tell us that those people are going to reeducation camp, that they have to purify their thinking, their brain, the way they live, the way they used to live, and that they will come back. But they never did. They never did.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:19

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Everything the Khmer Rouge Does is Right,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 15, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/765.

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