North American Premiere
Raised as Americans in inner-city Seattle, three Cambodian refugees each made a rash decision as a teenager-committing a crime that irrevocably shaped their destiny. Now as adults 20 years later, they find themselves caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future by a system that doesn’t offer any second chances. “Sentenced Home” puts a human face on U.S. deportation policy, following the heart-breaking sagas of these three Cambodian-Americans full-circle. Told in first-person narration, through the voices of the three deportees, their families and their friends, “Sentenced Home” interweaves their dramatic cinema-verité stories and raises timely questions about immigration, civil rights, and cultural identity that have no easy answer.