Photo Exhibition & Documentary, “Beyond ‘Tolerance’: Living Together with Migrants”, PHNOM PENH, 21-23 OCTOBER

Beyond “Tolerance”: Living Together with Migrants

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia

Opening Event: Friday 21 October | 2pm – 4pm

Photo Exhibition: 21 October 4pm – 10pm | 22 – 23 October 9am – 10pm

Informal talk with MMN and the photographer: 22 – 23 October | 4pm – 6pm

Location: Meta House | #37 Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh

The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) presents a photo exhibition and multimedia documentary, in collaboration with documentary photographer John Hulme, this Friday in Phnom Penh.

“Beyond ‘Tolerance’: Living Together with Migrants” is part of an MMN collaborative project examining the impact of social exclusion on migrants from the Mekong. MMN and photographer John Hulme visited Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, and Japan to learn from the experiences of migrant workers, migrant returnees, and migrants’ families. The project documented the social exclusion many migrants face, including the challenges of reintegrating into society upon return to their home countries.

This Friday, 21 October, the photo exhibition and multimedia documentary, which capture some of the aspirations and struggles of Mekong migrants, will be launched and followed by a public discussion on the issue of enhancing social inclusion amongst migrant returnees in Cambodia.

Speakers include representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT), Legal Support for Children and Women (LSCW), Mekong Migration Network (MMN), and documentary photographer John Hulme.

We hope that the event and exhibition will help generate broader discussion on what needs to change so that we can go beyond “tolerance” and embrace the friendship and contributions migrants bring to society.

The photo exhibition will be showcased in Yangon next week from 28-30 October with the opening event on 28 October from 2pm – 5pm at Myanmar Deitta Gallery.

For more information please contact:

(English and Khmer language) Sokchar Mom,, +85512943767.

(English language) Rebecca Napier-Moore, Mekong Migration Network Associate,, +66888936068.

(English and Thai language) Omsin (Plaii) Boonlert, Mekong Migration Network Research and Advocacy Officer,, +6686 923 8313.