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                                              " À CEUX QUI NE SONT PLUS LÀ "

Soutenez la réalisation du premier et de l'unique Mémorial qui viendra commémorer les 40 ans de la Chute de Phnom Penh et les victimes du Génocide Cambodgien.  

Le 17 avril 2015, l'artiste Séra érigera sur la place en face de l'Ambassade de France à Phnom Penh, cette œuvre artistique monumentale, conçue comme un « lieu de mémoire » et de recueillement pour tous ceux qui souhaitent honorer leurs disparus. 

Cet événement historique pour le Cambodge sera aussi l'occasion de rappeler à la communauté internationale cette tragédie majeure du XXe siècle. 

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  • WHY NOW ?  WHY PHNOM PENH ? 

40 years ago, beginning on April 17, 1975, the nation of Cambodia was thrown into a period of darkness that resulted in close to 2 millions deaths, almost 1/4 of its total population. The Cambodian genocide left no Cambodian untouched. Yet despite the loss of so many, millions of others have survived.

Sadly, there exists no standalone monument in Phnom Penh in homage to those who were lost.

It is to honor Those Who Are No Longer Here as well as their loved ones who keep their memory alive that this Memorial project was initiated.

This Memorial belongs to them.
This Memorial belongs to you who make the decision to support it.
This Memorial will belong to the new generations of Cambodians so that they may live and grow in awareness.

With absolute violence and intolerance, the Khmer Rouge tried every measure possible to eradicate the identity, the culture, the consciouness, and the mind of the Khmer people. Every step we take together towards healing and finding reconciliation with Cambodia's painful history is a victory over inhumanity.

This Memorial entitled For Those Who Are No Longer Here extends the work and commitment of the French-Cambodia artist Séra respecting the memory of the Cambodian genocide and its impossible representation.

The intention of the artist is to offer to the city of Phnom Penh and its inhabitants a monumental 'place of remembrance'.  

In its ensemble, this Memorial will lend itself as a poignant and necessary reminder of this tragedy as a gathering place in honor of those who perished under the unbearable weight of terror.

  • WHO IS SÉRA ?

FIND OUT HERE ! :  http://www.cambodiantragedymemorial.com/the-artist/

Séra alongside fellow artists the late Vann Nath, Rithy Panh, and professor Soko Phay-Vakalis during The Memory Workshops (Les Ateliers de la Mémoire) held at Bophana Center in Phnom Penh, 2009.

  • A QUESTION OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE

The rewards for those who participate in this fundraising campaign range from receiving written thanks in the special edition publication chronicling The Cambodian Tragedy Memorial, signed and dedicated monotype ink drawings and portfolios from the artist Séra, signed copies of the DVD documentary of the Memorial's creation, authentic and extremely limited bronze cast sculptures of the Memorial, and the opportunity to have your name and/or the names of those who you wish to be remembered engraved in the stone tablet on the actual Memorial site in Phnom Penh.

Those who are able to contribute :

$500 - $2,499 will be officially listed and engraved on the Memorial site as
"Friends of The Cambodian Tragedy Memorial"
$2,500 - $4,999 will each be officially listed and engraved on the Memorial site as "Outstanding Donor"
$5,000 - $9,999 will each be officially listed and engraved on the Memorial site as "Donor of Exception"
$10,000 or more will each be officially listed and engraved on the Memorial site as "Honorable Mécène (Patron) of The Cambodian Tragedy Memorial"


Every donation will count as DOUBLE because achieving our Kickstarter goal will unlock full funding from the following governmental subventions :   

                                    
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NOUS SOUTENIR PAR CHÈQUE BANCAIRE : 

Vous pouvez également nous envoyer un chèque que nous mettrons sur le site de Kickstarter à votre place. 

Vous pouvez l'envoyer à l'adresse suivante :

Anou'savry Thom et M. Séra Ing

3 rue Charles Baudelaire

75 012 Paris FRANCE

à l'ordre de Séra Ing 

Risks and challenges

The most difficult aspects of this project relate to the complex building authorization processes which lie on both municipal and national levels. As well, the renovation/construction of the new Chroy Changvar bridge presents a specific challenge in precisely defining the architectural square-meter framework of the Memorial place. However, we are already resolving potential issues through close cooperation with a Technical Working Group that has been established within the municipality's Urban Development office.

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    Special personal thanks on our website

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    Your name will be printed in the Thank You section of the commemorative special edition book : "For Those Who Are No Longer Here - The Cambodian Tragedy Memorial" to be published in early 2015.
    + Special personal thanks sent to you from Séra by postal mail.

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    DVD Documentary Film about the creation of the Memorial signed by the director + an 8" x 10" specialized art photograph signed by the artist Séra.
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    A signed, personal dedication (drawing), LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED (1-150) artist copy of the commemorative publication :
    "For Those Who Are No Longer Here - The Cambodian Tragedy Memorial" to be published in early 2015.
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    A limited series monotype ink artwork signed by the artist and personally dedicated to you.
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    FRIEND OF THE CAMBODIAN TRAGEDY MEMORIAL

    Your name and/or the names of your loved ones "who are no longer here" will be engraved (in both Khmer & Latin letters) on the official bronze/marble stone at the actual Memorial site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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    FRIEND OF THE CAMBODIAN TRAGEDY MEMORIAL

    Original signed and personally dedicated Limited Edition Portfolio of all the artist's drawings and ink artworks of the Memorial.
    + Your name and/or the names of your loved ones "who are no longer here" will be engraved (in both Khmer & Latin letters) on the official bronze/marble stone at the actual Memorial site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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    FRIEND OF THE CAMBODIAN TRAGEDY MEMORIAL

    An original painting on small sized canvas (30 cm x 30 cm) by artist Séra. ***
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    FRIEND OF THE CAMBODIAN TRAGEDY MEMORIAL

    Your choice of ONE authentic bronze cast sculpture of one of the Memorial figures. (sizes vary from 18 - 25 cm high according to your choice)
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    DONOR OF EXCEPTION

    An original painting on canvas 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft (1m x 1m) by Séra. ***
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    HONORABLE MÉCÈNE (PATRON) OF THE CAMBODIAN TRAGEDY MEMORIAL

    An original painting on large canvas 5 ft x 5 ft (1m50 x 1m50) by Séra. ***
    + All FIVE authentic bronze cast sculptures of the Memorial figures.
    + A day spent alongside the artist Séra as your guide in Phnom Penh.
    + VIP dinner in Phnom Penh.

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