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A River Changes Course – A Perspective on Cambodia, Human Rights and the Costs of Globalization

Film Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker and Lawyer Kalyanee Mam moderated by UCLA School of Law Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow E. Tendayi Achiume

Monday, September 16, 2013
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 1447, UCLA School of Law
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Twice a year in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River changes course.  A River Changes Course is an intimate look at the rapid changes and hard choices forced by globalization in Cambodia. Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and recipient of many other awards, the film tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them.

Award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, and born storyteller, Kalyanee Mam, is committed to combining her passion for art and advocacy to tell compelling and universal stories. Born in Battambang, Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Regime, she and her family fled the refugee camps at the Thai-Cambodian border and eventually immigrated to the United States in 1981. A graduate of Yale University and UCLA School of Law, Kalyanee has also worked as a legal consultant in Mozambique and Iraq.

This program is cosponsored by the School of Law’s Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program, Environmental Law Society, International Human Rights Law Association, International Justice Project, Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs.

RSVP requested. Lunch provided.

Cost : Free and open to the public.

Catherine Mayorkas
(310) 206-9155

Sponsor(s): , UCLA Law

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