The day the nightmare started
Cambodian genocide, Khmer Rouge genocide
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.
Khmer Rouge’s Slaughter in Cambodia Is Ruled a Genocide
Duch Trial, Khmer Rouge, Khmer Rouge Tribunal
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, #Me Too founder, Global Activists honored at Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Award
First They Killed My Father Film, Girl Rising, Loung Ung Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill
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)
Graves Without A Name, a new film from director Rithy Panh
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/
Soka Chen is a Girl Rising!
Girl Rising, Hollywood Film Awards
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
Daring to be Ourselves
Daring to be Ourselves book, Loung Ung, Marianne Schnall, Uncategorized
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!
With ‘First They Killed My Father,’ Cambodian activist wanted to honor her parents
Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung
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….
Language of ‘First They Killed My Father’ Resonates With Cambodian-Americans
Angelina Jolie, Cambodian Language, First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung
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
Activism From the Streets to the Screen
First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung, Netflix Original Movie
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….