Cambodian Highlanders Conference February 3-4, 2018

Presented by

UNCW Department of History and Fainting Robin Foundation

Saturday, February 3, 2018

UNCW Warwick Center

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

“This is My Home Now”

12:00 p.m. UNCW Morton Hall Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Registration is not required

Peter Maguire - Founder and director of Fainting Robin Foundation and author of “Law and War,” “Facing Death in Cambodia” and “Thai Stick.”
Sylvain Vogel - Fainting Robin Foundation’s 2017 Distinguished Scholar, author of “Chants phnong du Mondulkiri,” “Introduction à la grammaire de la langue et aux dits traditionnels des Phnong de Mondulkiri,” and “Voix du Mondulkiri Historique.” Vogel was the recipient of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres Pauline Dumesnil Prize (2009).
Becky Butler, UNC Chapel Hill

Becky Butler: University of North Carolina, author of “Approaching a phonological understanding of the sesquisyllable with phonetic evidence from Khmer and Bunong” in Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia and “Bunong” in The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages.

Sara Colm

Sara Colm - Human Rights Watch, Senior Researcher in Cambodia 1998-2011; former Managing Editor of the Phnom Penh Post, and author of “Repression of Montagnards: Conflicts over Land and Religion in Vietnam’s Central Highlands” and “Khmer Rouge Purges in the Mondolkiri Highlands.”

Y Siu Hlong - A member of the Bunong ethnic group, he was a high school graduate when the North Vietnamese took control of Vietnam in 1975. He joined the Montagnard resistance group known as FULRO to fight against the Communist regime before resettling to the U.S. in 1986, where he currently serves as executive director of the Montagnard Dega Association in Greensboro, N.C.
Larry Crile: Served with the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam, author of “Bunard: The Diary of a Green Beret.” Crile was a medic whose A-team trained and led an element of the Montagnard’s Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG).
Ron Copley

Ron Copley - Served with the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star Medal. Professor of Finance at UNC Wilmington.

Y-Duen Buondap - Former member of FULRO who resettled as a refugee in the U.S. in 1992 after UNTAC discovered his group in the Cambodian jungle.
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle - Dublin City University (Ireland), former editor Cambodia Daily. His writings have appeared in Time, International Herald Tribune, AL Jazeera, BBC, the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, and Newsweek. Doyle was Harvard University’s 2010 Nieman Fellow in journalism.

Ladan Rahlan - A member of the Jarai tribe who met Kevin Doyle in Cambodia prior to her family’s relocation to North Carolina in 2005. Today she is about to complete her degree in biotechnology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Sun Bujri - A member of the Bunong tribe born in Budak village in Vietnam, she lived in a refugee camp in Cambodia for two years before moving with her family to the U.S. in 2002, when she was seven. In May, 2017, she graduated from UNCW with a BA in Psychology and International Studies. She has done extensive work with the Montagnard Dega Association, Montagnard American Organization and the Montagnard Hypertension Project.
Mariah Dunn Kramer is an instructor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and an independent documentary filmmaker. She has received multiple awards for her work, which has been screened in over twenty festivals including the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, and the Bend Film Festival. Mariah’s most recent film, This is My Home Now, was broadcast on PBS and the World Channel. Kramer’s graduate thesis film, The Healing Power of Art, won both the Audience Choice Award at the BolderLife Film Festival in Denver. It also won a Royal Reel Award from the Canada International Film Festival. Mariah enjoys working on films that allow her to combine her interests in filmmaking and teaching, by involving the youth featured in her productions in the filmmaking process.

SUNDAY, FEB. 4, 12:00 p.m. FILM (MORTON HALL 100 - BRYAN AUDITORIUM) Screening and Panel Discussion: “This is My Home Now,” a 30-minute documentary that profiles four Montagnard youths whose families have come to the United States from Vietnam. Panel Discussion with filmmaker Mariah Dunn Kramer and two of the Montagnards profiled in the film, Mai Butrang and Philip Krongkon.

For additional information, call (910) 962-3656 or email guertinb@uncw.edu

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Bethany Guertin

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