Event Details

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Save The Date!  May 13, 2017 – Afternoon Matinee in Santa Monica with Q&A Afterwards

Following his celebrated film, They Call It Myanmar, Cornell Physicist and film director Robert H. Lieberman’s (’62) new documentary Angkor Awakens premiers nationwide this spring. Lieberman will be present for a Q&A in Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon, May 13.  Details are now being finalized.

They Call It Myanmar was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and was hailed by critic Roger Ebert as a 2012 top documentary. Angkor Awakens has already been receiving critical acclaim before its release.

Four years in the making Angkor Awakens builds on Cornell’s mission for International Engagement and includes appearances of key Cornell faculty.

To see a trailer from Angkor Awakens — The Promise of Cambodia go to: http://www.angkorawakens.com

Angkor Awakens pulls a rabbit out of the hat with his extensive interview with strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen
Bangkok Post

Angkor Awakens provides an incredibly moving insight into Cambodia past and present.
Global Witness

A probing, psychological account of Cambodia, an arresting new film that tackles Cambodia’s entangled past unreservedly.
Open Democracy

Breathtaking glimpses of Cambodia’s rolling rice fields, forests, shorelines, temples and palaces —

Peels back the modern westernized rhetoric and does an amazing job in piecing together an often ignored narrative from the many voices and accounts of the Cambodian people.
Cornell Daily Sun