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East Coast Premiere

Director: Tamara Gordon

England, 2003, 52 min

Shooting Format:DVCam

Festival Year:2004

Category:Documentary Feature

Cast:Li-Da Kruger, Sonny Chhoun, Youk Chhang

Crew:Producers: Tamara Gordon, Paul Oremland, Li-Da Kruger - Editor: Emma Black - Cinematographer, Sound: Tamara Gordon - Original Score: Ian Hill

Sales:Karen Young, sales - Electric Sky, Brighton UK - T: +44 1273 224 240


Li-Da was airlifted from Cambodia as a baby girl, and adopted by British restaurateur Prue Leith and her writer husband Rayne Kruger. With little information, Li-Da returns after 26 years, to discover the truth about her parents and the country of her birth. This is a film with a gripping personal narrative, with tears and triumph, with some humour as well as disappointment. And in the most painful and poignant way, explores how a country wrestles with the concepts of justice and truth in relation to its bloody past and despite this can still find hope and optimism for the future.

About the director

After graduating from Manchester University, Tamara stayed on to do a Masters in Visual Anthropology. Her work includes 8 years working for the BBC. She has won many awards for three of her films, notably "Getting Away With Murder" in 1998 for BBC Correspondent about the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in South Africa

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