Father and Son to discuss escape from Cambodian Killing Fields

Ghost Mountain

Join us Monday, November 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM as we host a “Survivor’s Story” featuring Mae Taing and son, James. This event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Taing’s life is a living testament to the resilience of the human spirit, as he will share his experiences of escaping from the horrors of the Cambodian Killing Fields to his perilous flight to freedom as a refugee. His narrative will detail the impossible challenges he faced while trapped on Preah Vihear, also known as “Ghost Mountain,” between the communist Khmer Rouge troops, a series of minefields, and the Thai Army.

Taing’s account of his getaway from unimaginable danger is documented in his book, “Under the Naga Tail,” as attendees to this event will have the unique opportunity to hear the story straight from the author’s perspective.

Co-Directed and Produced by James Taing, a recently released documentary, “Ghost Mountain,” also chronicles Taing’s flight to freedom, offering a visual testament to his journey.

Muskegon Community College’s Lecture Series brings renowned speakers from various fields throughout the academic year to inspire and educate students and the community. For more information on the MCC Lecture Series, please contact coordinator Andy Wible at (231) 777-0626