A Khmer Experiment
Sihanoukville. Raquel Vásquez has a Business and Law degree from Carlos III University, now enrolled in a postgraduate program in Defense and Communications. From her original Spain, she has been in countries like India, Singapore, France, Israel and Cambodia. Cristina Trenas is a filmmaker with studies in economics and journalism in the same University, but also in Paris and Washington. These two brave Spaniard girls made the team of a… Cambodian Experiment !!!
Their mission is really original and it got the support of National Geographic. They are tracing the forced migration of Buddhist monks during the Khmer Rouge era. Buddhist monks, as most Cambodians, were not only assassinated, but also tortured or forced to join militias. Many of them escape to Vietnam, Thailand or other countries. What happened to those who migrated during those troublesome years? It is the question of Raquel and Cristina and they are running throughout Cambodia to interview witnesses.
On February they visited the schools of communication of Kep and Sihanoukville and some of the students became involve in the mission. They supported Raquel and Cristina by doing some interviews in Takeo, Kompot and Sihanoukville. They were even guests at our Don Bosco Talk program on February 14.