The Cambodian Oral History Project is a collaborative team with representatives from
- University of the Pacific
- San Joaquin Delta College
- The Record
- San Joaquin County Historical Society
- Stagg High School
- Asian Pacific Self-development and Residential Association: a non-profit which also serves as our fiscal agent.
The project is made up of a highly motivated and committed group of professionals and an advisory board representing a broad cross-section of the Stockton and Cambodian community.
We have designed the Cambodian Oral History Project to engage diverse audiences, on multiple levels, around the cultural contributions of Cambodians in our community. Outcomes will illuminate the history and traditional arts of Cambodian-American refugees, while also exploring the redemptive potential of artistic creation and fueling future endeavors.
Award-winning professional Calixtro Romias is the lead videographer and photographer on the Stockton Cambodian Oral History Project and has worked in his field for more than three decades. Mr. Romias’ work has also been widely published in The Record in Stockton, USA Today, The Washington Post, Esquire, Asian Weekly and numerous other publications. His close ties to the Asian culture and his poignant and compelling work documenting the homeless, our nation’s veterans, the displaced and the diaspora communities in the Central Valley have given his work an extraordinary dimension and a rich and deep connection to the Cambodian culture the project would otherwise lack.
Lead film editor Katie Combs, a native of Calaveras County, is a web content producer for recordnet.com, the website of The Record newspaper in Stockton. She films, edits and writes multimedia packages in addition to coding interactives and pages. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Film Studies from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Katie spent three years in New York City producing multimedia content for television stations prior to coming to The Record, working for programs including PBS’s nationally syndicated international news program Worldfocus.