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Title Sentenced home / produced, written and directed by David Grabias and Nicole Newnham ; produced by Sentenced Home Productions in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Edition [Feature-length version.]
Published [San Francisco, Calif.] : Kanopy Streaming, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (77 min.)) : sound, color
Summary The video portrays 3 immigrant men who arrived in the United States as refugees from Cambodia in the '80s. After fleeing the Khmer Rouge and settling in Seattle as children, each was drawn into gang life, and ultimately jail. According to U.S. law they should have been deported, but Cambodia did not accept deportees at the time of their sentences. After September 2001, the U.S. pressured Cambodia into changing its policy. As a result, thousands of individuals were separated from their families and returned to a land that many barely knew. Many deportees faced the prospect of paying a double penalty: having already served their original prison sentences and moved on with their lives, they now faced deportation
Notes Also available in a 53 min. broadcast version
Credits Editor, Amy Young ; director of photography, Howard Shack ; music, B. Quincy Griffin
Performer Many Uch, Loeun Lun, Kim Ho Ma, Jay Stansell
Notes In English; some dialogue in Khmer with English subtitles. Closed captioned in English. Title also appears in Khmer
Audience Award, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Special Jury Prize, EBS International Documentary Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
Online resource; title from title frames
Subject Uch, Many -- Interviews
Lun, Loeun -- Interviews
Ma, Kim Ho -- Interviews
Refugees -- Cambodia
Refugees -- United States
Cambodians -- Washington (State)
Deportation -- United States
Deportation -- Government policy -- United States
United States.
Washington (State)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Grabias, David, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Newnham, Nicole, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Griffin, B. Quincy, composer.
Uch, Many
Lun, Loeun
Ma, Kim Ho
Sentenced Home Productions, production company.
Independent Television Service, production company.
Center for Asian American Media, production company.
Kanopy (Firm), film distributor.
Other Titles Subtitle from Kanopy website: Deportation of Cambodian Americans