- Subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Flute Player.
- Separated from his family and forced by the Khmer Rouge into a youth work camp, he survived the horrors of the regime by playing revolutionary songs on the flute.
- Honored with many awards, including the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Anne Frank Memorial Award, and the Kohl Foundation International Peace Prize.
- Penned by National Book Award finalist, Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down is the achingly raw and powerful novel based on Pond’s life, a child of war who becomes a man of peace.
Life changing…people were just blown away.
…bigger success than any of us could have anticipated…
He was wonderful. The students embraced him wholeheartedly… …WOW.
Arn Chorn-Pond delivered a talk that was equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring. Tonight’s conversation was one of the most emotionally honest, genuine talks we have had at the Athenaeum.