Students will present 22 films at three upcoming festivals

Film festivals selected student films created during programs at Harvard-Westlake. Film festivals across the country will show selected student films during over the past year at multiple events in upcoming months. The school hosted other filmmaking programs that include, but are not exclusive to, Harvard-Westlake students. Most of the films that will play at the […]

Students view HW Go! films

Student films produced during the summer HW Go! Cambodia Digital Storytelling Adventure were screened yesterday in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Filmmakers visited the cities of Battamberg, Phnom Penh and Siem Riep and primarily studied the 1975 genocide, but also learned about other aspects of the Cambodian culture by interacting with the native people and visiting historic […]

Students to screen their HW Go! Cambodia films Tuesday

Students will screen films produced during the summer HW Go! Cambodia Digital Story Telling Adventure on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Each of the 16 students who went on the trip created a film reflecting the Cambodian history and culture. Students captured the footage for the films during the summer trip and finished […]

Music was medicine for former Khmer Rouge child soldier

Music was medicine for former Khmer Rouge child soldier

In 1975, Cambodia faced a genocide that killed more than 20 percent of its population. Headed by Pol Pot, the Khmer regime murdered, brutalized and dehumanized its own people. Schools were turned into prisons and torture centers that held the elite members of Cambodian society. Just 30 years later, I was given the opportunity to […]

Lights, Cambodia, Action

Lights, Cambodia, Action

Standing in Junom, the village where his mother lived after the Khmer Rouge took her family’s home, William Chow ’17 took out his camera and begins to film the scenery. Chow’s mother is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide that began in 1975, and Chow wanted to tell her story. He said it felt incredible […]

Cambodian genocide survivor visits Upper School

Cambodian genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond visited the upper school campus on April 13, the day classes resumed after spring break. Chorn-Pond answered questions during a presentation in Feldman-Horn room 107 open to all students during activities period. He also visited other classes throughout the day. Chorn-Pond was hosted by Visual Arts Department Chair Cheri Gaulke, […]

Summer trip to Cambodia, Beat the Bot Challenge announced at assembly

A Digital Storytelling Adventure to Cambodia, a Beat the Bot Challenge and the Advanced Dance II teaser for their upcoming show highlighted Wednesday’s assembly. Sarah McAllister ’15 announced that Head of Visual Arts Department Cheri Gaulke, cinematographer Jeff MacIntyre and the director of Friendship Tours World Travel Alethea Tyner Paradis will lead a trip to […]