This year, AAJA Seattle wants to highlight Asian American filmmakers through a year-long documentary series.
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Post-Prison Education Program in Seattle to bring you the first our three documentaries.
About the film:
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“Cambodian Son” documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior: first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011. Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet.