Immersed in a vibrant world where bets and wagers are a part of everyday living, 17 year old Paulina has found herself attracted to the game; a love understood and shared by her father, Sam, and an avid community of Cambodian gamblers. Met with strong disapproval from her sister Sopheap, Paulina remains strongly tied to the community. But soon she finds herself in the midst of her father’s war with addiction, and the realities of this world is unmasked; Paulina must inevitably choose between the world she is drawn to and the life she might someday want.
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These films are available for viewing from Friday, May 8th at 7pm PT to Thursday, May 14th at 7pm PT. Livestreams are available to watch on the Visual Communications Youtube Channel and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Facebook page!
Co-presented with: Cambodia Town Film Festival
The Cambodia Town Film Festival showcases the very best in Cambodian cinema. From narrative animation to documentary features, from original shorts to award-winning independent films, the festival highlights the exciting work done by Khmer/American filmmakers.
What are the films of Cambodians in America? What are the markers of these tales? Where are stories being told and being collected? Cambodia Town Film Festival co-founders praCh Ly and Caylee So are joined by filmmakers to talk about their craft and hopes for the next generation of Khmer Americans.