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Date Nov 12, 2013
Time 7:00 pm  
Location Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
Sponsor Asian Educational Media Service & Spurlock Museum
Phone (217)333-9597
Event type Film Screening
Views 1439

As an orphaned child in Cambodia in the mid-seventies, Aki Ra was soon groomed to be an instrument of war by the Khmer Rouge, a regime that killed nearly two million Cambodians.  In his adult life, Aki Ra has worked to combat the violence in which he once took part by removing what he can of the six million landmines that still mar Cambodia's countryside.  Aki Ra's efforts to eradicate landmines and address --in a makeshift roadside museum-- the horrible remnants of war, led to the establishment of the Cambodian Landmine Museum and School and his recognition as one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes in 2010.  "A Perfect Soldier" is an inspiring documentary about the power of one man to create change in society. Directed by John Severson.  2011.  56 minutes. In Khmer with English subtitles.

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