It all started on April 15, 1975... I heard on the radio that the Khmer Rouge had seized power.
Phnom Penh has fallen, the Khmer Rouge have defeated the Government!
What!? I should return home, it isn't safe here.
In my way home, I saw many shocking things...
Oh my God, forgive them for what they have done.
To Battambang 25
When I finally arrived to Battambang, I found out that they had separated my whole family. They had sent them to different work locations…
Dad? Mom? Where are you?
I was assigned to a mobile team with my sister. The team move around the whole village and worked on different stuff.
Resist a little more sister, we need to earn our food and avoid angering the Khmer Rouge cadres.
Brother, I am really exhausted, I can't work anymore...
When the year 1976 arrived, I was ordered to measure the land for the construction of a dam. At this time, I did't have enough food to survive but a friendly chef gave me some pieces of bread at midnight every day.
Here, take some.
Thank you, I'm in debt with you.
One cadre of the Khmer Rouge noticed our encounters and accused me of having sexual relations with the chef.
Hey! What are you doing there!? You shouldn't be here