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EMINE AKBABA
like a swan swaning on the water
 Surrounded by the sound of water breaking on the wooden ploes along the mekong river. These reassuring sounds are as commonplace as street noises for people from big cities while the gentle breeze carries the scent of an inccredible expanse of blue water and the tast of freedom. Born and bred in Cambodia, people with a Vietnamese immigrant background are discriminated in everyday life among not being recognized as a Cambodian citizen. In floating villages in the Prey Veng region, where the highest concentration of ethnic Vietnamese live in a sleepy Cambodian province, they are sellers and dealers. As fishermen, they earn their living. Their children are not issued have birth certifications. Without a graduation from school, they are forced to take on the work of their family. A never ending circulation; and yet this is where they feel at home.