Return to Sender

Return to Sender

"Return To Sender is a video letter sent from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Washington, D.C. The video is a collection of testimonies by Khmer Exiled Americans extradited to Cambodia under harsh US deportation policies. The video continues our interest in giving voice to abandoned and forgotten stories.  Filmed in Phnom Penh, this video letter would have been delivered at the “Champions of Change” event held at the White House on April 5, 2012. The event was the prize at the end of the What’s Your Story Video Challenge Contest organized by the White House Initiative on AAPI. However, the filmmakers and collaborators were excluded from the final winners’ list despite having garnered the most votes from online viewers. The exclusion reflects the Obama Administration’s avoidance of the issue." - Studio Revolt, April 2012.