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A family that survived the Cambodian Khmer Rouge has rebuilt their lives, establishing themselves in San Diego. The son, Sann, tormented by memories of the killing fields, copes with his anger by painting violent graffiti on a city underpass. When his mother reaches out to an illegal immigrant from Central America, Sann must confront his fears without destroying his family.
Rain Breaw is an independent film director/producer currently working with Laura Ziskin Productions on the Stand Up 2 Cancer initiative. She is also working on PSAs and music videos, in addition to preparing her first feature. A graduate of the USC MFA Production Program, Rain has produced the feature Mr. Sadman and numerous shorts.
Three Cambodian-American teenagers come of age in a world shadowed by their parents' nightmares of the Khmer Rouge. Traditional Cambodian dance links them to their culture, but fast cars, hip consumerism and new romance pull harder. Gradually coming to appreciate their family's sacrifices, the teens find a balance between their parents' dreams and their own.
Julie Mallozzi's films explore the fluidity of cultural identity and historical memory. Her subjects are often people who, displaced from one country to another, manage to succeed in their new circumstances. She is interested in the ways culture relates to contemporary problems.