regret to inform film





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Presents
Film and Discussion
about the Vietnam War

What & Who:
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War, California State University, Los Angeles' Luckman Fine Arts Gallery will present a film and speaker discussion based on Barbara Sonneborn's film, Regret to Inform. An unwavering look into the deep, long-lasting effects of war, Regret to Inform brings together women who lost loved ones on both sides of the Vietnam conflict. Their voices, and the many-layered truths of their stories, gently forbid viewers to look at the costs of war in anything but human terms.

Monday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.

University-Student Union, Maxwell Theatre (2nd floor), Cal State L.A. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public (permit dispenser) parking is available on Lots C and G, or upper level of Parking Structure II.

Professor of Anthropology ChorSwan Ngin, who received her Ph.D. from UC Davis, specializes in Asian and Asian-American studies, comparative ethnic studies and Southeast Asia. Her research interests in women's studies encompasses "racialized" perspective of women's studies, women and economic development, and Third World feminism--as well as research methodology, including postmodernist, "borderland" and "gendered" perspectives, oral history and ethnographic studies. Dr. Ngin acts as a consultant for the RAND Corporation on issues involving cultural beliefs, Islamic laws on inheritance, living arrangements among Malays, and Chinese and Indians in Malaysia. She was a resettlement and social adjustment consultant for the World Bank in Washington D.C. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew, Malay and Taiwanese.

This event is presented in conjunction with Indochina: The Art of War, a group exhibition of artworks addressing relationships between the East and West, history, personal and institutional memories, the complexities of experience, and the place of culture in our lives. Appearing at the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery on the Cal State L.A. campus, from March 17 - April 28, this exhibition is co-presented by the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

This program is supported in part by the California Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Free to the public. For more information on the film/discussion, contact Professor ChorSwan Ngin at (323) 343-2442 or; or Julie Joyce, Gallery Director, Luckman Fine Arts Complex (323) 343-6608 or


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