Awareness by design
The red scarf (Kramas) became associated with the Khmer Rouge as a result of their uniforms. Soldier uniforms, along with required dress for all citizens of Year Zero Cambodia, consisted of black pajama-like shirt, pants, rubber sandals, and the red Krama.
Red Scarf Revolution aims to bring awareness to the tragedies, atrocities and cultural destruction the Cambodian people endured from 1975 to 1979 under the communist Khmer Rouge regime and how that period impacts us today. With that awareness, Red Scarf Revolution advocates the silenced art, music, culture, and language, with designs that incite the resiliency of the Cambodian people. A new revolution re-appropriated for the new generation because we must know history to avoid its mistakes and resurrect what has been purged in order to build anew.
We are a team of filmmakers highlighting the many faces of Tacoma. Our first project is profiling the diverse businesses in the Lincoln District!
The vision is to create a series of short videos focused on local business owners in the Lincoln District. The series will illuminate their daily routine, background stories, challenges and triumphs. We believe that by putting a human face to businesses in the diverse district, we can encourage others to see that we are all able to coexist and succeed together.
An exhibition exploring the impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today, featuring photos and text from Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin, and exhibition created by the Khmer American community and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.