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Cambodians in America

10/28/1992


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Program
Cambodians in America
Program Description

IN THE 1970S, ONE OUT OF EVERY SEVEN CAMBODIANS DIED AT THE HANDS OF THE KHMER ROUGE, A COMMUNIST GUERRILLA ARMY. FACING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, 150,000 CAMBODIANS FLED TO AMERICA. THIS PROGRAM EXAMINES THE INFLUENCE OF KHMER BUDDHIST CULTURE ON THE REFUGEES' ADJUSTMENT TO WESTERN LIFE. THESE REFUGEES HAVE MOVED INTO OUR COMMUNITIES UNPREPARED FOR OUR WORK WORLD, SCHOOL SYSTEM AND WESTERN WAY OF LIFE. IN THIS FILM CAMBODIANS TALK ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLE TO BUILD THEIR TEMPLES, HOLD THEIR RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES, PASS ON THEIR HERITAGE -- TO SURVIVE AS A CULTURE. ACTRESS LINDA HUNT NARRATES.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Cambodians in America,” 10/28/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81FDCA13BDB24B559618E0ECEE4B4190.
MLA: “Cambodians in America.” 10/28/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81FDCA13BDB24B559618E0ECEE4B4190>.
APA: Cambodians in America. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81FDCA13BDB24B559618E0ECEE4B4190
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