Cambodia 1981. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, a woman flees a country in fire and blood. She holds a baby in her arms. Forty years later, confronted with her mother's silence forged by trauma and time, the director decides to embark on a long journey. From the Cambodian jungle, through the former refugee camps of Thailand and Indonesia, to the asylum-seekers centers in France, she tries to reconstruct the story of their survival and to open up the paths of memory and transmission.
Dir. Neary Adeline Hay - 70min - 2021 - France
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"a rich and poignant tapestry of familial history...The fractured reality of a diasporic identity is beautifully realised here; the feeling of always being on the other side of the glass panel, even when it comes to one’s own history" - Guardian
"highly personal, elegantly filmed" - IDFA
"Autobiography and travelogue delicately intersect...tough but tender" - Screen Daily