One-Night Screening of ‘Cambodian Son’ – May 10

May. 7, 2014 / By

1528464_10152353267003959_2810462263663364990_n“Deported by America. Adopted by Cambodia. Embraced by the World.”

WINNER of Best Documentary at the 2014 Center For Asian American Film Festival, “Cambodian Son” is a documentary film that follows the journey of an exiled American spoken word poet, Kosal Khiev, from the streets of Phnom Penh to the stages of London during the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Join us for a screening on Kosal’s journey and how the challenges he faces impact our communities in Long Beach.

Cambodia Town Film Festival and the Cambodian Coordinating Council are co-presenters with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival which is screening Cambodian Son at the Art Theatre in Long Beach. Go to: For more info and ticket purchases, Use promo code: CCC to receive discount because you are a supporter of Cambodian New Years Parade / Park festival and the Cambodian Son Movie tour.

Khmer Girls in Action and the 1Love Movement are part of the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) that is collaborating with Studio Revolt to bring the film “Cambodian Son” to our cities through their national tour to raise awareness of injustice in our communities. Kosal Khiev’s story, featured in the film, brings to light multiple issues including immigration and deportation, incarceration, juvenile justice, art, and so much more.

SEAFN hopes to channel the tour of this important film into our grassroots organizing, community empowerment and healing, education of our elected officials, and break the isolation of our communities by bringing us into a collective Southeast Asian movement to keep our families together.

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