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Watch via @studiorevolt: Trailer for “Cambodian Son”. @SEARAC Screening in #DC 4/28

April 21, 2014

Please join us on April 28th for the Washington, DC preview screening of the new film “Cambodian Son” at West End Cinema, along with a Q&A with the filmmaker and a panel of community advocates.

Film Synopsis: 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. After the performances end and the London stage becomes a faint memory, Kosal is once again left alone to answer the central question in his life: “How do you survive when you belong nowhere?”

The film “CAMBODIAN SON” arrives at a time when Americans are in the midst of a fierce battle for humane immigration reform, and this documentary can be a vehicle to have deeper discussions, build consciousness about the experiences of immigrants from Asian America, and make connections between these experiences with other immigrant and refugee communities in the US.

Monday April 28 // Washington D.C.

West End Cinema

2301 M St NW

Washington, DC 20037

TIME: 7:00PM

Ticket Price: $ 10

Purchase Tix in advance: 202-419-3456 or online
Cinema website:

On the first leg of the tour – CAMBODIAN SON received the top Documentary Award at CAAMFest 2014.

Sponsors: Screening hosted by SEARAC (Southeast Asia Resource  Action Center)Co-hosted by DC Asian Pacific American Film

For more info about the DC screening, contact: Mari Quenemoen:

ALL Preview Screening Dates Across the US & also listed on our website.

For any further inquiry about the film, please contact: Anida Yoeu Ali:


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