News Archive - 2016

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.

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.

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.

Art Deco Preservation Award

Arthur Dong received Art Deco Award with presenters_lr_1Filmmaker and writer Arthur Dong received the 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.

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

US PREMIERE: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor in Khmer

Khmer subtitles_1A special Khmer dubbed version of The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor will have its US premiere at the Salem Film Festival on March 8, 2016. Complete with English subtitles so that both Khmer and English speaking audiences can experience the film, this project was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, with translation and dubbing services provided by Bophana Audio Visual Resource Center in Cambodia.

More on the premiere here:  http://salemfilmfest.com/2016/events/sff-community-outreach-event-in-lynn-the-killing-fields-of-dr-haing-s-ngor

Poster Published

We’re proud to present our poster for The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Designed by artist Grant Nellessen, the full-sized theatrical one-sheet captures the soul of Dr. Ngor and his enduring love for his wife who is pictured on the pendant that hangs from his neck.

Download the poster here.

Art Deco Preservation Awards Ball

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 7.55.33 AMThe Art Deco Society of California will be honoring Arthur Dong with their Art Deco Preservation Award, which is given to those who have committed themselves to preserving the culture of the Art Deco era. Join the celebration at the Art Deco Preservation Ball for an evening inspired by the Chinatown nightclub era. April 2, 2016, San Francisico. 

Info: http://www.artdecopreservationball.com/invitation/