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Terrorism and Mrs. Oi Roth

We went to Siem Reap in the North of Cambodia to talk with elderly in a rural environment. We were not prepared for what we would encounter in Siem Reap. It is small city with 250.000 inhabitants. This small town is totally dominated by the tourist industry, receiving 2,3 million tourists in one year. Hotels from 800 […] Continue reading →

Older People Associations in Phnom Penh

Today we met Sok Kho (78) in Phnom Penn, director of the Old Peoples Association in one of the Phnom Penh areas, and his fellows from the OPA: Ma Sarun (77), Ek Sary (62) and Nuon Chun (76). The idea of a cooperation where several people spread the risks in earning their livelihood by working together […] Continue reading →

WHAT WE DO

We do research into the phenomena of an aging world. The world is changing rapidly into a world with old people. In 2050 the world will know 25% of people older than 60, also having a live expectancy of 85. The number of new born children is diminishing day by day. To get older is […] Continue reading →

Mohammad Ikramullah

Mohammad Ikramullah is the son of Sophia Katun, and lives on the top floor in the building he had build for them, together with his wife, daughter and son in law. He has been living in the United States with his whole family, two more sons. They went there 35 years ago, to seek a […] Continue reading →

Making of…elderly in Bolivia

In 2012 we lived and worked in Samaipata Bolivia, portraying the local people, especially the elderly. Apart from the photos we are posting on this blog, it was an experience to meet and get to know these people, and their welcoming us in their homes. Let this work be a tribute to them.   Continue reading →

Kum Ém

Our Vietnamese neighbor has been living in Cambodia since 1981. Her husband lives here too, some streets away. Together they got 11 children, 4 of whom passed away already. Her house is literally stuff-ed: a sowing machine, dusted chairs, a whole miniature house, with photos and incense for her forefathers. During the day she sits on her […] Continue reading →