A Cambodia Journey
Documentary filmed in late 2011 by Change Agent Productions
A Cambodia Journey exists to expose anyone interested in Cambodia to be immersed in Cambodian society as well as give back by working and bonding with disadvantaged youth and young adults doing team building activities, socializing, playing and teaching them technology skills.
Forty Years Post-Khmer Rouge, New Generation Returns to Cambodia
Ron Ung bounds up the stairs to a classroom in a rickety building along a dirt road on the outskirts of Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, greeting the room full of young boys and girls in the Cambodian language of Khmer.
Over the next few hours, Ung, 26, teaches the kids a few English words and how to snap a photograph. At one point, he points out the swollen ankle of one of the girls, the result of a benign cut that got infected due to lack of medical care.
“When I first came here, it opened my eyes to everything. Why my parents were the way they were. Why they kept pushing me to focus on education,” Ung, a Cambodian-American from Long Beach, California, now living in Cambodia, said. “I saw more the effects the families had – the PTSD, the suffering.”