August 5, 2019

Life Upside Down

Bora Matarazzo tells the story of how she survived the Cambodian genocide and came to the United States. As a child, Bora led a privileged life until Pol Pot’s regime turned her life upside down. Most of her family were killed or starved to death from 1976 to 1979. After Cambodia was liberated by the North Vietnamese, Bora fled to Thailand and eventually made her way to the United States. She wrote a book to help deal with her PTSD and tells us how her experience with genocide shaped her political views. The interview takes place at the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Buddhametta and Bora explains how she rediscovered Buddhism there to regain peace of mind.

Producer/Videographer/Editor: David Fenster
Videographer: Nate Huffman
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