Film Synopsis: ‘Return to KID’ is a 1hr 28 min documentary about the survival story of filmmaker Vanna Seang’s family, where he journeys together with his parents, mother Ly Heang Seang and father Norn Seang back to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years. Vanna reconnects with relatives and attempts to reconstruct their once severed family tree, before retracing the difficult and arduous trek undertaken by his parents, in escaping the murderous Khmer Rouge – carrying only him and his siblings. The K.I.D (Khao-I-Dang) refugee camp in Thailand offers relative safety – or so it seems. Amidst the struggle, pain and sorrow, Return to KID is also peppered with laughter and joy. At its heart, Return to KID is a very personal story of healing and rediscovery.
The ‘Return to K.I.D’ documentary is Vanna’s personal legacy project. It was the last project he worked on before tragically, suddenly passing away on September 5, 2018, after only shortly being diagnosed with a rare blood condition.
Vanna will forever be remembered as a beautiful, kind, funny and compassionate soul, and an incredibly talented filmmaker, storyteller and artist of life. Vanna is forever loved and dearly missed by his family, friends and the countless lives he touched.
Why will people want to watch the film? “People across Australia and all over the world are hungry for opportunities to better understand the current refugee phenomenon. The Seang family’s story will connect with a wide audience as it speaks to the hardship and trauma that families go through in the hope of a new life. It’s also a beautiful example of a family that left a painful, traumatic past behind and created a new and successful life in Australia.” – Vanna Seang
To learn more about Vanna and his personal life, watch this Memorial Video in Memory of Vanna Seang at https://youtu.be/rb1vRcWdEkE
Thank you for all your beautiful messages of support, love and celebration of Vanna’s life and film.
To learn more about Vanna’s life and connect with Vanna’s family and friends visit Vanna Seang Memorial Page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Vanna…
~Vanna Seang – you are forever loved, remembered and dearly missed~