Survivors at a public forum in Kep do some breathing and laughter exercises, led by psychologists and therapists (2007).

Field work and documentation of stories of genocide survivors began a year prior to the formal inception of AJA. In 2007, Vinita interviewed survivors in the eastern province of Svay Rieng, which was one of the areas that experienced the heaviest conflict and violence during the Khmer Rouge years.

Khmer Krom civil parties meet at the local pagoda in northwestern Pursat province to get updates on the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia’s legal proceedings, as well as on the status of their case.

Fieldwork in the provinces can be unpredictable as the seasons shift. Here, on the ferry in Kandal province, villagers and town dwellers look apprehensively at a darkening sky and await the storm.

NGO advocate Chanrith Ang with civil party and victims’ rights advocate Chum Mey, civil party Meas Chanthon and Sann Touch