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1 Re-Fusing Refuge Connecting Separated Cambodian- American Refugees From Philadelphia

2 Purpose Re-Fusing Refuge traces the challenges confronting Cambodian-Americans, illustrating their perseverance in the face of trauma and a devastating legal system that divides loved ones; it is the conduit through which affected community members can amplify the injustice in deportation without judicial discretion, while moving toward positive change by aggregating data that supports the movement.

3 Medium Online, interactive documentary – or ‘new media documentary’ Includes use of database Viewers -> Users = Active Participation

4 Background 120,000 refugees welcomed to the US after the fall of the Khmer Rouge Regan-omics create few social welfare support programs for Cambodian-American refugees Placed throughout the US in at risk neighborhoods (1)The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty and (2)Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Acts of 1996 Retroactive Law The US – Cambodian Repatriation Agreement of 2002 Number of Deportations up 70% in the winter of 2011

5 Conceptual Approach medium and narrative structure reflects separation of families Interactivity – Breadth and Depth and Database – Engaging audience One Millionth Tower – Tool for Movement Citivox.com

6 Concerns and Considerations Work in Tandem with Movement The Digital Divide -> Community Workshops


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