September 8th, 2018, 2-4 pm @ Basecamp, Mother Joseph Plaza, 1st Floor
Join us for a partial screening of the award-winning film, First They Killed My Father, produced by Angelina Jolie and depicting the horrors suffered in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, through the eyes of a middle-class girl and her family. We will follow with a discussion led by two visiting members of Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC), a nonprofit based in Siem Reap, Cambodia that works to improve living conditions through health, education, economic and emergency relief projects. Narla Phay, who was JWOC’s very first scholarship student in 2005 and now serves as a Board member, and Konthea Mean, JWOC’s Education Manager, will talk about the impact of history on their lives and their communities, as well as the critical role that initiatives like JWOC have played in restoring the importance of education and rebuilding Cambodian society.
2-3 pm Partial screening of movie: “First They Killed My Father”
3-4 pm Discussion: Journeys Within Our Community
Note: For those who want to view the film prior to the event, it is available on Netflix. It is based on the book by Loung Ung, which is available on Amazon (link).