Loung Ung, author of the memoir “First They Killed My Father,” speaks to the crowd at the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Awards on Sunday. Her book is about her experiences surviving the Cambodian Genocide as a child. (
Don’t miss the screening Graves Without A Name, a new film by Rithy Panh, at the Toronto International Film Festival this Friday, September 7 @6:45PM at Bell Lightbox Theater in Toronto. https://www.tiff.net/tiff/graves-without-a-name/
A true hero. A man of integrity, dignity, courage and great kindness. “Youk Chhang given the Ramon Magsaysay Award – Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize – for his work as Founder & executive director of Documentation Center of Cambodia.” Read full story.
So proud of Soka Chen. She has worked hard and is now living her dreams. It was my privelige to be the writer who helped Soka shared her story on ‘Girl Rising’. ~Loung Ung View Girl Rising Trailer
Daily Press; April 3, 2018
Loung Ung stood in the College of Arts and Sciences Thursday and told her story of surviving the Cambodian genocide. By the end, she had moved students to tears. BU’s Asian Student Union hosted Ung to screen her new movie “First They Killed My Father” and hold a Q&A session after with event attendees. Ung authored the memoir of the same name, published in 2000, and later co-produced the film with Angelina Jolie.