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

Date & time

Jan 17, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm EST


Weill Hall

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.