A collection of stories from survivors of the Killings Fields.

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It seems like I have neglected this site this past year, but my resolution is to make a concerted effort to push more stories out. 2016 was a busy one with work life cutting right in to my personal time, causing a bit of imbalance with many things I would like to get done. As […]

Happy Khmer New Year | Soursdei Chnam Tmei! This year, our Khmer community in CT is bringing back a big celebration for the Cambodian New Year. Unfortunately, I’ll be missing out on it, traveling out of town. I’m proud that the community has come together in such a way to honor and celebrate for all. It’s […]

It’s Spring of 2015, marking some new beginnings as things come to life again. We have been working on a new logo and putting together our new site, along with gathering up some more stories. I’m very excited for Khmer Collective’s new look as we push things forward. Things wills continue to move forward, these […]

April 17th, 1975, the day the Khmer Rouge marched in to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and began their reign of terror. They started their mass evacuation of people in to the jungle, to find their fate in either forced slave labor or death.

It’s really moving to see a Cambodian film directed by Cambodian film maker Rithy Panh, make it’s way to being nominated for best foreign picture at this year’s Oscars!

Born and raised by his Cambodian immigrant parents, Vichet Chum’s autobiographical piece KNYUM delves into the story of Guy, an actor who works his graveyard shift at the Hotel East Houston in NYC. As the child of survivors of the Cambodian genocide, Chum felt the need to get their true stories exposure.

Dengue Fever live at Le Poisson Rouge for Season of Cambodia was absolutely AMAZING! So was Bochan, who opened up the show. And, guess who won Le Poisson Rouge’s Instagram photo contest? Founder of the Khmer Collective, Chansoda Roeun, with a photo of the band doing what they do best on the stage.

Ok, this is just really cute, and it features 160 kids from a slum of Phnom Penh, all for a great cause. TARAMANA