Until March 10, 2013
Roloff Beny Gallery, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Level 4
From 1975-1979, Cambodia endured one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. 103 photographic prints developed from original negatives abandoned at the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, reveal this shocking and little-understood story.
Observance and Memorial calls attention to the atrocities that took place in Cambodia, and how this time period relates to current engagement with human rights issues. The exhibition underscores the need for historical awareness, political will and advocacy in addressing large-scale human rights abuses.
- About the exhibition
- Upcoming events (coming soon!)
- Learn more about the Cambodian atrocities
- Survivor testimonies
- Learn more about the trials
- Human rights organizations
- Group tours, education and youth
- Khmer language exhibit guide (PDF)
- Descriptive Audio for Observance and Memorial
- ROM Magazine interview with curator Dr. Carla Rose Shapiro
- See what visitors have to say
Special thanks to Ron and Gillian Graham, Susan Crocker and John Hunkin, The Honourable Bill and Cathy Graham, Deanna Horton, Sarah and Tom Milroy, and Richard and Donna Ivey for their generous support of this exhibition.
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