Forced to Flee

Forty Years After the Zero Years       Christine Vinh  •  Arlington, Virginia, USA

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Forty Years After the Zero Years

$450   Buy Now  » 25 x 19.5 inches | 2015

The healing process has begun in Cambodia, but grief is still close to the surface for those who survived the “Zero Years” of the Khmer Rouge. Our guide, with tears streaming down her face, told us of losing her entire family. Her father, one of the “new people,” had taught at the high school turned prison and torture chamber. 

An artist we met painted portraits of victims on burlap, thus my use of burlap for the picture of the mother and child, two among the thousands tortured and eliminated at the Tuol Sleng Prison, the same high school where our guide`s father had taught.

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