The 2016 Hawaii International Film Festival has invited filmmaker Arthur Dong to serve as a juror for their feature documentaries competition. He’ll also present a special Forbidden City, USA program, including a screening of his re-mastered film, book talk, and live performance by the Grant Avenue Follies. A book signing follows.
“Put on some music from the 1930s and 1940s, and step into the intoxicating and magical world of the Chinese American nightclub scene. Enjoy!” –Lisa See.
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor is now available on DVD and streaming on Video-on-Demand. The release includes both the original English version and a Khmer version with English subtitles.
What are the challenges that Asian American documentary filmmakers are facing? What does an inclusive conversation about Asian American documentary really look like? Read a report from the International Documentary Association at: http://www.documentary.org/online-feature/getting-real-16-hosts-historic-convening-asian-american-documentary-filmmakers.
“Having witnessed the tone-deaf jabs at Asians during the Oscars, compounded with the very recent, but century-long practice of whitewashing, yellow-face casting decisions by major film productions, we felt a need to come together over this integral part of our identities” –Arthur Dong.
Read the full Hollywood Reporter article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/oscars-wake-controversy-academy-leaders-934266.
In his guest column for Angry Asian Man, filmmaker Arthur Dong writes: “I was startled to see such pronounced rage from an Asian refugee in white America. Thank you, Dr. Ngor, and to all the angry Asian men – and women – for bringing to light your stories of injustice..”
Read the full post: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2016/09/dr-haing-s-ngor-angry-asian-man.html
In September The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor launched DocWorld, a new weekly showcase bringing the best international documentaries from around the globe. Programmed by WGBH in association with PBS, the series will present an encore broadcast of The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor on December 11, 2016 (check local listings @ http://worldchannel.org/schedule/localize/).
Read the full article: http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/09/06/arthur-dongs-documentary-films/.
The 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.”
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.