The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

Film screening and discussion with Sophal Ear - End/Beginning: Cambodia

Thursday, January 17, 2013
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location (building & room): 

Free and open tot he public.

About the Film
Telling the story of his family's escape from the Khmer Rouge, End/Beginning: Cambodia was commissioned by Channel News Asia (based out of Singapore and broadcasting all over Asia) after the 6-minute TED Talk in 2009 by Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School. It has been broadcast a dozen times in 2011 and 2012 on CNA throughout Asia. In 2012, the film won a Gold World Medal in History & Society at the 55th New York Festival International Television and Films Awards. End/Beginning: Cambodia mixes animation and graphic archival footage. It is written as a letter and begins as the actual eulogy Sophal Ear read at his mother's funeral. It is delivered to his late mother's grandchildren and is intended for a wide audience.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the International Policy Center.