Presentation on theme: "Re-Fusing Refuge Connecting Separated Cambodian- American Refugees From Philadelphia."— Presentation transcript:
Re-Fusing Refuge Connecting Separated Cambodian- American Refugees From Philadelphia
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.
Medium Online, interactive documentary – or ‘new media documentary’ Includes use of database Viewers -> Users = Active Participation
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
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
Concerns and Considerations Work in Tandem with Movement The Digital Divide -> Community Workshops