Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Virtual Showcase

CTFF presents: Khmer Americana + Q&A

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These films are available for viewing from Friday, May 8th at 7pm PT to Sunday, May 17th at 11:59pm PT. Livestreams are available to watch on the Visual Communications Youtube Channel and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Facebook page!


Co-presented with: Cambodia Town Film Festival



The Cambodia Town Film Festival showcases the very best in Cambodian cinema. From narrative animation to documentary features, from original shorts to award-winning independent films, the festival highlights the exciting work done by Khmer/American filmmakers.


Community Partners: Khmer Alumni Association, KhmerLife


Sophia, a female line cook, is tasked with delivering bitter melons to her estranged father. Throughout this particular day, she grapples with her pain and must decide whether or not to confront her past, and deliver the bitter melons.


  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
    Central Khmer, English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    LA
  • Director
    Thavary Krouch
  • Screenwriter
    Thavary Krouch, Daniel Lamkin
  • Producer
    Daniel Lamkin, Jess Wright, Corey Gilbert, Maria Roxas
  • Cast
    Pisay Pao, Channy Chhi Laux, Theavuth Chourb, Japhet Balaban, Hector Vargas, Arun Sampanthavivat, Sinath Khoeun
  • Cinematographer
    Herman Asph
  • Editor
    Felix Piñeiro
  • Sound Design
    John Wong
  • Music
    David Deutsch