About Derek Russell

Derek Russell is a seventeen year old junior at Mira Costa High school. He works in video and music production. He currently is enrolled in Cinematic Arts 2.

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Seeds of Change

Outside of the busy, jam-packed streets of Phnom Phen lays the Montessori school which we visited today. The owner of the schools also operates the guest house that we’re staying at in order to raise funds in her quest to education the children of Cambodia. The Montessori is made to be self-sustaining, using left over […]

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Remembrance of the Past

Tuol Sleng Prison stands as a monument of the unspoken horrors and tragedies of the Khmer Rouge. The broken and corroding walls of the once high school convey a strong lesson, displaying an event that seeks to never occur again. With pictures of the victims on the wall and torture tools in clear sight, it […]

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First Day, First Experience

After countless hours of flying, traveling, and waiting we finally reached our destination, Cambodia. The first second we walked out the doors it was a complete culture shock. From the humidity, to the hazy atmosphere, everything was different. The cities are filled with life, filled with people everywhere. There are surprising less cars, as most […]

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