resources: Cambodia

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Books and Articles

BROTHER ENEMY: The War After the War
by Nayan Chanda. Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich 1986

A history of Indochina since the fall of Saigon.

CAMBODIA: YEAR ZERO
by Francois Ponchaud. Holt, Rinchart and Winston, 1977

FROM SIDESHOW TO GENOCIDE: Stories of the Cambodian Holocost
by Andy Carvin
Website: www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/intro.html

INDOCHINA INTERCHANGE
25 W 45th Street, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-764-3925
Fax: 212-764-3896
Email: usindo@igc.apc.org
Website: www.usirp.org

A quarterly publication of the US-Indochina Reconciliation and Development Project

PHNOM PENH POST
PO Box 12-1074
Soi Suan Plu Post Office
10121 Bangkok THAILAND
Website: www.phnompenhpost.com

English language independant newspaper published twice monthly.

THE QUALITY OF MERCY: Cambodia, Holocost and Modern Conscience
by William Shawcross. Fontana/Collins 1985

SIDESHOW: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia
by William Shawcross. Pocket Books, 1979

THE STONES CRY OUT: A Cambodian Childhood
by Molyda Szymusiak. Farrar,Straus and Giroux, 1986

 

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Films and Videos

CAMBODIA: THE BETRAYAL
By John Pilger and David Monroe, 1991, 52 minutes
Available on Johnpilger.com

Pilger and Monroe expose the hypocracy of western nations twisting Cambodia's arm in the 1980's to accept the Khmer Rouge in the U.N. peace plan.

CAMBODIA : RETURN TO YEAR ZERO
By John Pilger and David Monroe, 1993, 60 minutes
Available on Johnpilger.com

Pilger and Monroe return to Cambodia before the 1993 U.N. elections. Important section on the devastation that land mines have caused Cambodia's civilian population.

CAMBODIA: YEAR ONE
by John Pilger, 1980, 60 minutes
Available on Johnpilger.com

Documents U.S. manipulation of th Cambodia aid program and the beginning of U.S. covert operations on the Thai border to rebuild the Khmer Rouge army.

THE KILLING FIELDS
Available at your local video store.

SAMSARA
Produced and Directed by Ellen Bruno
Transit Media
P.O. Box 1084
190 Route 17M
Harriman, NY 10926
Tel: 800-343-5540
Fax: 845-774-2945
Website: www.brunofilms.com

SAMSARA documents the lives of the Cambodian people long troubled by war, and brings a humanistic perspective to a country in deep political turmoil. The film focuses on the Cambodians' struggle to reconstruct their shattered society in a climate of war and with limited resources.

Ancient prophecy, Buddhist teachings, folklore and dreams provide a context for understanding the Cambodians' world view and the philosophies which guide their lives.

 

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Organizations

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215-241-7000
Fax: 215-241-7275

Projects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
AFSC began work in Cambodia in 1979, with emergency provision of food, medicines and other supplies. Current work involves providing staff and funds for a school to train prosthetists/orthotists, a pilot program of community based rehabilitation work and rural community development, with an emphasis on integrated sustainable livelihoods in development is a project to strengthen local capacities for non violence. Assistance to selected Cambodia nongovernmental organizations has also been provided.

CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE PROGRAM
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Susan Cook
Tel: 203-432-9898
Email: cgp@yale.edu
Website: www.yale.edu/cgp

The Cambodian Genocide Program is studying the events of the Khmer Rouge era, to learn as much as possible about the tragedy, and to help determine who was responsible for the crimes of the Pol Pot regime.

The website has extensive listings of related resources, reaearch efforts and links.

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN LAND MINES
Website: International Campaign to Ban Landmines calls for:

  • An international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale, transfer, or export of antipersonnel landmines
  • Increased resources for humanitarian demining and mine awareness programs
  • Increased resources for landmine victim rehabilitation and assistance.

KHMER-BUDDHIST EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (KEAP)
PO Box 657
Crestone, CO 81131 USA
Tel: 719-256-4603
Email: keap@keap.org

KEAP's main mission is to assist the Cambodian Buddhist Sangha and people to recover, on their own colutral terms, from more than two decades of war, genocide, and social upheaval. KEAP's objective is to provide assistance where needed and requested in the area of education and research.

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Mennonite Central Committee is the relief and development arm of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

NGO FORUM ON CAMBODIA
Website: www.ngoforum.org.kh
Newly launched site has information on NGO Forum activities includign materials of specia interest to its various working groups (e.g. Envirnoment, Landmines. Civil Society, Women's Affairs, etc.) and genersal information about Cambodi. There are also links to to other Cambodia related sits and documents.

SOUTHEAST ASIA RESOURCE ACTION CENTER
1628 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: 202-667-4690
Fax: 202-667-6449
E-Mail: seracdc@aol.com
Website: www.searac.org

A national nonprofit orgnization serving as voice for the Southeast Asian american community in the United States. Publish the newsletter THE BRIDGE.

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