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‘Enemies of the People’ Screening and Discussion

Human Rights Film Revisits the Cambodia Killing Fields
March 30,2011
Press Release #11-068

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Winner of the 2010 Sundance Documentary Special Jury Prize, “Enemies of the People” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Cole Cinema of the Campus Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and hosted by award-winning documentary filmmaker Sherry Jones. The film shows the personal journey of Cambodian filmmaker/journalist Thet Sambath, whose parents were among the approximately two million people who perished under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. 

The screening will be followed by a discussion with journalist Elizabeth Becker, who has reported on international and national affairs for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and authored When the War Was Over, a history of Cambodia; and David Hawk, who has documented worst case violations of human rights, including those in Cambodia.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.