Panel discussion - A Tomb for Khun Srun

Panel Discussion | April 17 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G

 Eric Galmard, Director; Khatharya Um, Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Siti Keo, Ph.D. candidate, History, UC Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies

A panel discussion will be held prior to the screening of the documentary film 'A Tomb for Khun Srun' (2015), chaired by Prof. Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies.

The film looks at the life of Khun Srun, a brilliant Cambodian writer who joined the Khmer Rouge in 1973 only to be executed by the regime in December 1978. The film aims to bring attention to his literary voice, combined with a present-day focus on his daughter, Khun Khem, as she looks into her father's history. The only surviving member of this family, she lives in a precarious state in Pailin, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold.

Eric Galmard is on the faculty of the University of Strasbourg where he teaches documentary and Asian cinema in the Faculty of Arts. He recently contributed a chapter on Amir Muhammad’s film "The Last Communist" to the edited volume Les Cinemas d’Asie (2016), 510-642-3609