Sentenced Home

Nicole Newnham in Person

Sentenced Home tells the heartbreaking story of three young Cambodian American men entangled in an impossible web of wartime politics, cultural identity, and the blindness of justice. After fleeing the Khmer Rouge as children and settling in Seattle, Loeun Lun, Manny Uch, and Kim Ho Ma were drawn into gang life, and ultimately jail. Due to a change in immigration law triggered by the events of September 2001, they now face automatic deportation back to Cambodia. They suffer a double penalty: having already served their original prison sentences and moved on with their lives, they still face deportation. Following them from the United States to Cambodia, directors David Grabias and Nicole Newnham bring to light their heartbreaking stories, and reveal the human cost of an inhumane immigration policy.

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