Kalyanee Mam: Day 3′s Hero A Day

16 Aug

As a lawyer and filmmaker, Kalyanee Mam has worked on human rights issues in various countries, including Cambodia, China, South Africa, Mozambique and Iraq. Mam’s past work has included assisting refugees in South Africa, documenting the atrocities committed against women during the Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia, and working as a lawyer in Mozambique and Iraq. Mam’s feature-length documentary film, Between Earth & Sky, followed the hopes and struggles of four young Iraqis living in Jordan, Syria and Egypt.  You can see a trailer of the film at www.iraqrefugeedoc.com.

Mam and her family fled war-torn Cambodia and resettled in the U.S. in 1981. Mam is a graduate of Yale University and UCLA Law School.

 Follow Kalyanee’s current work at http://land-water-rain.blogspot.com

Kalyanee recently served as Director of Photography and Associate Producer for INSIDE JOB, a film about the global financial crisis, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival

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