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Monday, May 28, 2012
A Story of Courage
Vann Nath's painting of prisoners being led,
blind-folded into Tuol Sleng at night, is an autobiographical scene
recalling his own incarceration at the S-21 center in Cambodia. Displays of his paintings and sketches depict his own story
of capture, interrogation, imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge, and his
ultimate survival. Vann Nath's art is not angry, but it shouts the truth
about human suffering and death under the Khmer Rouge regime in
Cambodia. It is also a testament to Vann Nath's and the Cambodian
people's endurance that enabled them to prevail over tragedy and pain
and continue to embrace life.