Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture: Loung Ung, Author of "First They Killed My Father"

Starts:
6:30 pm on Monday, November 18, 2019
Ends:
9:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2019
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/jewishstudies/
Register:
http://www.bu.edu/jewishstudies/
Address:
Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave
Contact Organization:
Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies
Contact Name:
Theresa Cooney
Contact Phone:
617-353-8096
Fees:
free
Speakers:
Loung Ung
Audience:
public
American-Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung will conclude the lecture series on the theme "Writing from a Place of Survival" on Monday, November 18. Ms. Ung survived the “killing fields” of the Khmer Rouge as a child soldier for the Pol Pot regime. Her book, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” (2000), was made into a harrowing film, directed by Angelina Jolie (2017).