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New Year Baby
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Socheata Poeuv


What does it take to heal?

Born on Cambodian New Year in a refugee camp, Socheata grew up in the United States not knowing anything about her family's past. She journeys to Cambodia to discover the secrets of how her family came together during the Khmer Rouge period. She finds that what her parents hid in shame also proves their great heroism. New Year Baby is a love story -- a celebration of family and the power of commitment.



Film Info

RUNTIME - 74 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

FORMAT - DVD Region All

COUNTRY - United States, Cambodia

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Color, Director's Cut

Director

Socheata Poeuv

Producer

Socheata Poeuv

Producer

Jason Bolling

Producer

Charles Vogl

Writer

Charles Vogl

Press

"..This fine first feature is a disarming personal docu that turns into a very moving consideration of historical genocide and individual heroism. Winner of a well-deserved jury prize at the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival, it merits further exposure..."

Dennis Harvey, Variety

"New Year Baby (is) a deeply tender and poignant film about a Cambodian-American's journey with her family to uncover the secrets of a tragic past at the hands of the Khmer Rouge... It was a tour de force for anyone, and particularly for a young, first-time filmmaker...

We also agreed unanimously to award New Year Baby with the Movies that Matter prize. We are confident that the universal appeal of the film will give an international audience emotional access into the impact of the genocide, and may help pave the way for the potentially forthcoming tribunal in Cambodia..."

-IDFA Movies That Matter Jury

 

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