CINE Golden Eagle Finalist Award

CINE_FinalistLogo_blackBG_1The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor was honored with a CINE Golden Eagle Finalist Award. The Jury commends: “Congratulations on this amazing achievement! Our reviewers and jurors had a tremendously difficult task to evaluate, winnow and select the very best—and most original—productions in each category, and many excellent and renowned productions didn’t make the cut in an extraordinarily competitive field.” 

LGBT Pioneer

Pride issue cover_LR_1Pride L.A. recognized filmmaker Arthur Dong as a member of the “pioneering community of LGBT people who blazed a trail that has resulted in many of the rights we enjoy today. They are our legacy and their good works have resulted in our heritage.” –Troy Masters, Editor.

Click here to read the profile on Arthur Dong.

Bochan Performs Love Theme

Bochan performs the love theme from The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor in this music video featuring excerpts from the film. Written by Bochan with Arlen Hart, with special Khmer lyrics by Bochan Huy and Hay Rotana, Like A Rose beautifully captures the enduring love between Dr. Ngor and his wife despite horrific conditions under the Khmer Rouge.

KTLA News Report: Dr. Ngor's Legacy

LOS ANGELES: Kimberly Cheng reports on the life and legacy of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Her special KTLA News story features excerpts from The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor and interviews with director Arthur Dong and members of the Cambodian American community in Long Beach, California.

Interview

The Asian American Podcast Interview

AA_podcast logoKen Fong interviews filmmaker Arthur Dong about his storied career of making documentaries on Asian Americans. They also discuss the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and Dong’s new film The Killing Fields Of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. The interview starts at 16 minutes.

Click here to download or to listen now.

Art Deco Preservation Award

Arthur Dong received Art Deco Award with presenters_lr_1Filmmaker and writer Arthur Dong received the 2016 Art Deco Preservation award for his efforts to preserve the history captured in his documentary, exhibition and book Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970. L-r: Art Deco Society of California Ambassador Joe DePietro, Dong, ADSC Preservation Director Therese Poletti, and Miss Art Deco 2016 Katherine Brookes.

Click here for photos from the awards gala and ball.

Focal International Award

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor Honored

LAURELS_FOCALAwards2016_FinalNomineeStacked-hires-large[6]The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor received a Focal International Award nomination for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Program. The honor recognizes films for excellence in the use and preservation of stock and archival footage.

More info here: http://goo.gl/GDkSgk

Hardcover Edition Now Available

Forbidden City, USA – Chinatown Nightclubs

ForbiddenCity-cover_FINAL front_July23_72dpi_1Winner of the 2015 American Book Award, Forbidden City, USA is now available in a collectible hardcover edition. This critically acclaimed book captures the magic and glamour of the Chinatown nightclub scene with other 400 images – come take a dazzling tour on the old “Chop Suey Circuit”!

Purchase here: http://goo.gl/nna48i