Sentenced Home

Sentenced Home

DVD - 2008
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In 1996, Congress changed immigration law to crack down on terrorism and illegal immigration. For legal permanent residents sentenced to a year or more for "aggravated felonies", deportation is now mandatory. This law applies no matter how long ago the person committed their crime, or whether they have already served their time in prison. Cambodian refugees from the Khmer Rouge dictatorship were given permanent resident status in the US, but that does not include all the rights and protections of full citizenship. This film examines the cases of three young Cambodian Americans who are being deported. Raised in inner city Seattle, they pay an unbearable price for mistakes they made as teenagers. Caught between their tragic pasts and an uncertain future, these young men and their families confront a legal system that offers no second chances.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Sentenced Home Productions ; New York, NY : Distributed by IndiePix, c2008.
Branch Call Number: DVD 342.73082/SENTENCED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Title in Khmer.


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Dec 06, 2012

For anyone who has traveled to or lived in Cambodia voluntarily, this is an interesting alternative perspective of those who are sent to their "homeland" against their will with no cultural training to help them adjust.


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