San Diego Asian Film Festival "2016 Audience Choice Winner"
The San Diego Asian Film Festival is one of the leading showcases of Asian cinema in North America and one of the biggest platforms for Asian American media anywhere. The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Pan Asian images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects, to the top hits from the world’s biggest continent and the latest works from the masters of cinema.
Michael Siv / Festivals Showcase, San Diego Asian Film Festival "2016 Audience Choice Winner" / Cambodia, USA / 2016 / Documentary / 69 minsBy the fall of the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, Cambodia had lost two million people (an entire quarter of its population) to institutional famine and state-sponsored genocide. Asylum seekers fled the country en masse, fearing for their lives, forced to leave family members behind. One of these refugees was Michael Siv, who many years later returned to Cambodia to reunite with his father and brother, a touching coming-of-age journey which would later be the subject of Spencer Nakasako’s documentary Refugee. Daze of Justice was an audience choice winner at the 2016 San Diego Asian Film Festival