PETE PIN, CURATOR:
...there’s a growing movement of empowered young Cambodians who use media and art to explore their cultural identity, political/historical circumstances, and experience. We carry the dual responsibility of decoding complex personal histories while contributing to the narrative of a people just one generation from the horrors of genocide. I am convinced that justice and healing must emerge first and foremost from the collective will of the people.
The arts are a testament to this, to the continued vitality of the Cambodian people, to the fact that Pol Pot failed to destroy us, and that in spite of the seemingly insurmountable difficulties of rebuilding, we cannot and will not be silenced.