FROM GENOCIDE TO HOPE
Between 1975 and 1979 the Khmer Rouge killed 1.7 – 2.2 million people in their attempt to create an agrarian society cleansed of the urban intelligentsia. What happened to the individuals that survived has largely been left unspoken. The true-life stories of those awful times, from Keo Sarath and Beng Simeth, have never been published before. They both dedicated their lives to education, for a more hopeful future for children.
Mick’s haunting photography of the aftermath of Genocide is combined with intensely personal quotes from these stories. This book starts with a short history of Cambodia, for readers not familiar with what happened. The book ends with a summary of the school programs led by Sarath and Simeth.
Foreword by Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
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Author & Photographer: Mick Yates Design: Victoria Yates
Printer & Publisher: IPML, Phnom Penh, Cambodia UK ISBN: 978-1-9163092-0-3
Hardback with dust jacket, 10.8 x 8.07 inches / 106 pages
£30 + p&p - available February 2020
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