Kim Phuc, the Vietnam War’s iconic “napalm girl” featured in Nick Ut’s 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning image, speaks to students of Brentwood School, Archer School, Westridge School and Polytechnic School. Students are moved by Kim’s message of loving kindness, peace, and forgiveness for a war-free world.
Kim speaks about the iconic image, the Vietnam War and her journey to forgiveness.
Kim speaks to students at Brentwood School.
Kim lets the students feel her arm where the napalm burned her 9-year-old skin in 1972.
Ms. Danjczek’s students pose with Kim.
Speaking to Brentwood Middle School students.
Claire’s introductory speech moved Kim to tears.
Kim and Brentwood students.
Brentwood Middle school teachers and administration thank Kim for a moving speech.
Brentwood students Asian Student-Alliance host a brownbag lunch with Kim.
A Brentwood student is moved to tears.
An Archer School student studies Nick Ut’s picture while listening to Kim’s talk.
Archer School Theater teacher Reed Farley holds a photo while Kim offers students a hopeful interpretation of the iconic imagery.
Nick Ut and Kim Phuc speak to students at Westridge School.
Kim Phuc honors “Uncle Ut” for his bravery as a wartime journalist. After capturing the iconic image of Kim’s napalm strike, he rushed Kim to the hospital and saved her life.
Westridge School students grades 7-12, teachers and parents are captivated by Kim and Nick’s stories.
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Phúc was only nine when the image was taken 41 years ago and now lives in Toronto. She described the event in an interview last year:
“Suddenly I saw fire around me and it burned my clothes. I was very scared and began to cry. I tried to run away from there…I ran and ran until I saw people in front of me. I felt very hot, thirsty and asked for help. They gave me water to drink and wet my body, and I lost consciousness.”
Here’s archival film footage of the moment when Ut took his photograph.
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