来自于柬埔寨的艺术家Remissa Mak 创作了一组有关于微型剪纸的作品，讲述的是柬埔寨的痛苦的过去，在红色高棉军队占领城市的时候，年仅7岁的Remissa Mak逃离家乡，为了几年痛苦的过去，他通过剪纸手法来记录战争给柬埔寨带来的恐怖场景。
When Cambodian artist Remissa Mak was only seven years old, he fled his home in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, after Khmer Rouge troops occupied the city on April 17, 1975. With the earsplitting sounds of gunshots still ringing in their ears, Mak and his family joined the crowds of people chased from the razed city by armed soldiers. Exhausted but forced to continue onward, innocent civilians faced extreme drought and sources of drinking water littered with corpses.
Now, 40 years later, Mak pays tribute to the shadows of the past with Left 3 Days, a powerful series that illustrates some of the horrors that many Cambodians experienced in the form of delicate, paper-cut figures silhouetted against wisps of smoke. The miniature scenes—depicting families huddled together on carts, individuals carrying their few belongings in bundles on their heads, and even sobering glimpses of still bodies collapsed on the ground—are an evocative visualization of the tumultuous period between 1975 and 1979.
"Like other Cambodians, some of my family members died from the killing, starvation, forced labor and torture under the Khmer Rouge regime," Mak writes on Asia Motion. "Most of those who have survived the regime do not wish to recall such painful memories nor do they try to remember in order to avoid continues emotional suffering. Therefore, the story of the genocide that happened between 1975 and 1979 in Cambodia has faded gradually away from people’s mind, like smoke being blown away by the wind. Indeed, we, Cambodians, don’t want such a tragic and painful event to ever happen again in our motherland. That is why, right now, in order for the next generations to know our history so that it won't disappear with the passage of time, it is important to reconcile the victims with the view of mending their fragile memories and emotional suffering."
When asked how he hopes viewers react to his photos, Mak—whose father and other family members died during that painful time—told us, "I hope the viewers will remember the killing story in Cambodia and never forget the victims who died during the cruel rule of the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979."