Forty-four years ago – on April 17, 1975 – a nightmare started for Cambodia and its entire population. On that day, after a brief battle on the outskirts of the city, Khmer Rouge fighters marched into the capital Phnom Penh and took control of the country.
The New York Times, November 15, 2018 By Hannah Beech On Friday morning — four decades after a total of at least 1.7 million people, a fifth of Cambodia’s population, were culled by execution, overwork, disease and famine — an international tribunal for the first time declared that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide against the Read More
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. (Jack Howland, Poughkeepsie Journal. Oct. 14, 2018)
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/
In 2011, I was interviewed by the uber talented writer and founder of Feminist.com Marianne Schnall for her book of women’s quotes; ‘Daring to Be Ourselves‘ and was honored that she included a few of quotes in the book…including the words that inspired the title:) Thanks Marianne Schnall!
Loung Ung remembers the first time she met her friend and collaborator Angelina Jolie. It was completely by chance in 2001, Ung recalled. She was doing work in Cambodia with the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, making prosthetics for children who had lost limbs due to land mines. Read On….
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — Propelled by the power of hearing their stories in their own language, some Cambodian American audience members fled in tears from a screening of First They Killed My Father, the Angelina Jolie film adaptation of an English-language memoir of a 5-year-old girl who witnessed the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in Read More
Ms. Magazine. November 13, 2017 by Putsata Reang | In 1975, when war and genocide burst through Cambodia, Loung Ung was a 5-year-old girl scrambling—like seven million others—to stay enough steps ahead of starvation, exhaustion, disease. Read More….