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Sentenced Home
Sentenced Home
Actors: Kim Ho Ma, Loeun Lun, Many Uch
Director: Nicole Newnham;David Grabias
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 16min

Picked for broadcast on PBS's famed Independent Lens series, SENTENCED HOME is a gripping documentary exploration that humanizes the United States' tragically flawed immigration policy. This wrenching and emotionally af...  more »


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Actors: Kim Ho Ma, Loeun Lun, Many Uch
Director: Nicole Newnham;David Grabias
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: Indiepix
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/06/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 16min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An important issue, a heartwrenching story
B. Burger | New York, NY USA | 05/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"SENTENCED HOME was released a few years ago, but it has not lost its relevance. The issue of American deportation policy still remains controversial and unsettled, and this documentary sheds an important light on the people that are so affected by these policies. The film follows three young Cambodian American men, refugees of the Khmer Rouge, as they face deportation for minor crimes committed years before. They are forced to leave behind their friends and family for a foreign country they have not seen in many years. They must begin a new life with no means of support. They struggle and they adjust, but they have been forced from the land they call home. This documentary offers much insight into the affects of our actions and policies, and perhaps watching this could make people reconsider splitting apart families and taking away homes. This is truly a powerful work of filmmaking."