A USC School of Cinematic Arts Graduate Thesis Film
Written & Directed by Rain Breaw, © USC 2007
Running time: 15 minutes
HD / 16:9 / Color / LTRT & 4.0 Surround Audio
Live Action and Animation combined (1.5 minutes of animation)
Available for screening on HD, DigiBeta, BetaSP, DV-CAM and DVD
Featuring the song "Sleepwalking through the Mekong" by rising stars, Dengue Fever and their lead vocalist, Chhom Nimol.
1992, San Diego. A family of Cambodian Khmer Rouge survivors finds hope when they reach out to a young illegal immigrant.
1992, San Diego. A family that survived the Cambodian Khmer Rouge has rebuilt their lives over the past 15 years, operating a donut shop and establishing themselves in the community.
The son, Sann, is still tormented by his memories of the killing fields of Cambodia. He copes with his anger and confusion by painting elaborate and violent graffiti murals on a city underpass.
When his mother reaches out to a young illegal immigrant from Central America, Sann's anger and fears rise to the surface, and he must confront them head-on without destroying his own family.
He learns that true forgiveness and healing must begin with himself.