Author Kalyanee Mam to speak about her life and work as a refugee
Poly's Global Initiatives Program will host Kalyanee Mam, who will speak about redefining home in a lost world, this Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m. in the Upper School Library on the South Campus. Mam and her family fled their native Cambodia by escaping through jungles laden with landmines, eventually arriving in the United States in 1981. Her effort to understand home has led her to work on films about war and refugees, about families threatened and displaced by the destruction of their land, and about forests and rivers, cultures and traditions, myths and stories. Mam will talk about her journey to understand home and share a few short films, including her most recent work, “Lost World,” about a young woman and the destruction of the mangrove forests she calls home. So that we can plan for the event, we ask that you make reservations online. Questions may be directed to Ann Diederich or Rick Caragher.