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Arrival at the Labor Camp

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Title

Arrival at the Labor Camp

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: 4011G

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Cambodia.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Stagg, Sophal

Location

Palm Harbor, Florida

Transcription

The angry part is I do not know where they take me, and I don’t care where they take me. I just don’t want to go with them, period. I don’t care where it is. And I follow her. I believe there was like five or six other girl, and they all sobbing and crying, sad. And I remember walk a long time, nearly half a day, and each step I walk I tell myself that that is one step away from my mother. And I was numb inside. And I follow her and we walk for like half a day until we get to this field. There was nothing, not a shred of tree, nothing at all except rice paddy. And in the middle of it, you saw this long hut that that’s where we—that’s where they tell us, “That’s where you gonna stay.” First you stand here, and then about a few minute came and she tell us, “Okay, you, you, and you will follow me, and that’s where the group—you’re gonna stay. And this is the person that’s gonna be in charge of you, and you are now live with the rest of these girl. You are not allowed to go back home. You only go home when we tell you to, and you have to go wherever we tell you to go, with all these girls.”

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:57

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Arrival at the Labor Camp,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 5, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/772.

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