Three years ago on this exact date, February 18, 2017, ‘First They Killed My Father ‘premiered in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Over 2000 Khmers came out to watch the film, which was shown on a gigantic outdoor screen in the middle of Angkor Wat. I was so moved to have worked with so many talented Khmers, most of whom were survivors or children of survivors of the Khmer Rouge Genocide. I am so grateful to them all, and proud to be part of the team that made this beautiful film. A film that speaks not only of war but of our love for our families, country, and rich history.
Cold War weapons like cluster munitions and antipersonnel mines again are approved for use, but the Pentagon seems to lack a coherent strategy for them.
The Trump administration announced this week that it will slash the number of refugees allowed into the United States to an all-time low. But the plan is a reminder that the president’s hard-line immigration policies often go beyond attempting to curtail illegal immigration — and end up directly affecting some among the groups that support Trump most strongly. Read full article
Sur S’dey Choul Chnam Thmey! Happy Cambodian New Year! This year, Khmer New Year is celebrated on April 14-16. Yup! Three days of celebrations. https://pharecircus.org/khmer-new-year/