Book Event

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

July 13th at 6:00 p.m. - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright - Film, Book Discussion, and Skype

Join us as we screen the documentary (which inspired the novel The Rent Collector) at 6:00 p.m., to be followed by the book discussion at 7:15 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., there will be a skype with filmmaker Trevor Wright and author Camron Wright.

The documentary, River of Victory, is an unsettling account of the harsh life of a Cambodian family as they struggle with financial woes and often disturbing medical treatments for their child.  This glimpse into their lives was captured when three young filmmakers, including Trevor Wright, struck up a conversation with a young mother, Sang Li, who lived at the dump.  The filmmakers discovered a story of resilience and strength too compelling to ignore.

After watching footage of his son's documentary, River of Victory, novelist Camron Wright decided to write a fiction book (The Rent Collector) based on Sang Li and her family.

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

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