Janet Gardner: Uncovering History

If you want to know where to find the best south Asian food around here, ask Rocky Hill resident Janet Gardner. She’s spent years in Vietnam and Cambodia making award winning documentaries. Her film “Lost Child — Sayon’s Journey” will be screened on WHYY tonight at 11 p.m. To celebrate the Cambodian New Year, it will be screened at the Buddhist Temple in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aprl 26, at 4 p.m.  Admission free.

Nicole Mulvaney wrote about it today for the Times of Trenton.

Established in 1990, Gardner’s company focuses on films about hidden history. Her films include Dancing Through Death, about a Cambodian classical dancer under the Pol Pot regime,  Mechanic to Millionaire, about the Cooper Union founder Peter Cooper, Precious Cargo, about the babylift from South Vietnam, Siberian Dream, about a Buddhist woman and former fashion model who grew up in the Buryat/Mongolian culture — and several more.

I met Janet when she alerted me to a great place to get Pho.  I have our TV programmed for this important show.

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