1973-1979 | Stop-Motion Animation | Video | Sound | 37:43 Min | 2015
During 1970 when Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia travelled out of the country, Lon Nol, a top marshal with the backing of Nixon, seized Cambodia's government. Communism expanded to a few provinces, and in 1973, married couples were sent to the city while youths as well as single men and women had to stay in the village. My father was one of those young men separated from the rest of his family. The communist regime began to shape a structure of living in forcing him and many others to work in the rice field every single day. Whatever work they assigned, he complied. Twice a day he was only served a bowl of rice, a bowl of soup, and a cup of water. In 1974, he contracted malaria. The entire country was forced to work in these rice fields in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge officially took over.