ABOUT THE RESOURCE
This oral history project trained librarians to interview Lveate villagers about their experiences under the brutal regime of Pol Pot (1975-79), a period which is remembered for mass executions, unjust imprisonment, forced labour and starvation. The project aims to end the silence about the regime and encourage understanding between the generations. In 2010/11, the library filmed 115 interviews with villagers. Villagers, teachers and students watch and discuss the interviews at the library.
The project was initiated with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in 2010. The case study is based on impact assessment conducted by the library in 2011.