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A High School of Horrors

Over the blaring sounds of a busy city street, the soft mellow tone of a slow afternoon breeze moving through the dark building’s halls can be heard as white pedals fall off the courtyard’s trees. This place is Tuol Sleng, otherwise known as S-21, this place is a former high school gone prison. Operated by […]

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Cambodia Cliff Diving

The sun dried hay pokes into my dirt covered feet as I catch my breath. With the sun beating down on me and my body visibly covered in sweat from the layer of humidity I rush forward into the abyss. The dry ground crunches underneath the weight of my rapidly advancing feet. The warm Cambodian […]

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The Lone Survivor

Day 2, seriously? We have done so much over the past two days that it feels like we have been here for a week. As like the first day, today was another one full of yin and yang. In the morning we took a short bus ride to Tuol Sleng Prison, a former high school […]

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A New World

The first day of our great adventure began with what felt like someone put us in an oven. With heat and humidity that none of us have ever experienced before, the crew was left dumb struck by the pure intensity of the sun above us. Although this first thought wasn’t the slightest bit a pleasant […]

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A Journey Begins

As our story in Cambodia begins, our group is already filled with excitement and eagerness to explore a new world and experience a culture like nothing we have ever experienced before. Although tolerating seventeen hours worth of plane travel can’t be anything but a tiresome experience, I have enjoyed the past few hours that I’ve […]

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Way Outside the Bubble: Cambodia, Day 1

It’s been nine months in the making but we finally made it to Cambodia. In those nine months, 17 of my students learned about making documentaries, practiced making some short documentaries, and attended webinars about the history of Southeast Asia. They’ve contacted NGOs on the ground and arranged for interviews with artists, activists and social […]

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