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Fragile Hopes: Reflections on Cambodia Past and Present

Fragile Hopes: Reflections on Cambodia Past and Present

Two documentary films and discussion with producer/director Tiara Delgado; Report and performance from hip hop artist Prach Ly

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
De Neve Auditorium
351 Charles E. Young Drive West
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The United Khmer Students (UKS) has organized a program to highlight twentieth-century Cambodian history, contemporary issues facing the country, and the Cambodian-American response.  The program will screen two documentary films by UCLA Alumna producer/director Tiara Delgado: “Fragile Hopes from the Killing Fields” (see synopsis below) and “Cambodian Orphans” (world premier). Following the two documentaries will be a report and performance from critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Prach Ly, recently returned from Cambodia. Audience members will be able to participate in a question and answer session. Complimentary Cambodian food will also be available to the public in De Neve Plaza.

SYNOPSIS: "Fragile Hopes from the Killing Fields" journeys to Cambodia and California exploring the relationship between survivors and their children. Four extraordinary families share their true stories of survival, the long term effects of war, and their efforts to educate the young generation.

Tiara Delgado is the founder and President of Global Vision Video http://www.globalvisionvideo.com/ which works on “advancing human rights, animal welfare, and environmental protection through the power of video” for non profit organizations in the Los Angeles and New York city areas.  She has a degree in anthropology from UCLA and a certificate in documentary production from New York University.

Co-sponsored by United Khmer Students and the UCLA Office of Residential Life.

For directions to De Neve Auditorium, see http://www.ucla.edu/map/.  De Neve Commons is in the northwest quadrant of the campus, at C4 on the campus map.  The closest public parking to De Neve Hall is at the western end of Lot 8.  On the map, Lot 8 appears at D4-5.

Parking at UCLA costs $7.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, United Khmer Students, UCLA Office of Residential Life