They start with the walls, peeling off tin sheets or wooden planks from the homes that make up the lakeside slum of Boeung Kak. They carefully remove windows or old wooden doors – anything they can use to rebuild. When they’re finished, all that remain are a pile of bricks and some aging floor tiles.
For weeks, Im Bunnary has looked on in fear as her neighbours tear apart their homes. One of these days, she knows, she could be next.