The Khmer Historical Mural

The Cambodian Refugee Experience

This program is the story of the Khmer people of Cambodia or Kampuchea, showing their ancient past and rich cultural heritage to their present history: from the war and holocaust in their homeland to their journey to freedom. This program is interwoven with paintings created by young Khmer artists, a bilingual narration, traditional and contemporary folk songs with voice-over translation, live interviews and the unfolding creation of a historical mural painting done by artists and youth living in the Khao - I - Dang refugee holding center located on the Thai Cambodian border.



"During the Pol Pot times I was separated from some persons in my family, they had me build a dam or dig a ditch. During the Pol Pot times they killed my father, my nephew and my grandparents." Sam Poly, 14 years old

"We traveled through the jungle only at night. During my journey many Khmer people died by starvation without food to eat."" Lun Channa, 13 years old

Production Notes

Produced By David Gilbert, 1986

Bilingual: English and Khmer

28 Minutes Color Video

Grades 6-Adult

Instructional Training Manual

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