‘This is development’: Cambodia’s electricity push leaves the dead swimming in their graves and the living begging for land

Nat Sota’s ancestors have been lying in watery graves since Cambodia’s newest hydroelectric dam flooded her village of Srekor, and with it, the nearby burial ground.
“We don’t know whether they can swim or not,” she said, sitting under a wooden house near the dam’s reservoir.
Nat Sota has earthly concerns too. Only the roof of the village primary school is now visible above the water and she worries for if her two young grandchildren will get an education….