Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Reflections: Refugee Stories and Legacies

Expired March 14, 2022 6:59 AM
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The stories and experiences of refugee communities are vast and diverse. In this shorts program, watch as filmmakers explore and highlight the experiences, stories, and lasting legacies of refugee communities. From their experiences building their own small businesses and community within the United States, to the second-generation young adults redefining their own relationship to America, these films capture the complexities, histories, healing, and pain of refugee communities and the futures that they have helped pave the way for.

Co-presented by Kin On

A family’s remembrance of a loved one lost to police violence two years ago, After Images is a collective portrait of Channara Tom “Philly” Pheap. Holding Philly’s memory in both life and death, After Images is composed of intimate moments of care and chronicles the search for accountability in a system where there is none – in the process becoming a testament to the powerful potential a community can find within each other as they continue fighting with love, support, and resistance. The film hopes to build national media attention and pressure on Knoxville, Tennessee in anticipation of the Pheap family’s civil lawsuit in July 2022, and organizers work with families to continue building community safety and accountability on the ground.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
    English, Central Khmer
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Vuthy Lay, Phachari Phomsouvannady, Victoria XingCheng Xu
  • Producer
    Vuthy Lay
  • Cast
    Sophea Pheap, Bella Savy Pheap, Adrian Antonio Beverwyk, Isaac John Beverwyk, Sodarith Pheap, Kompheak Pheap, Sophoeun Pheap, Imani Mflame-Shula, Denzel Grant, Alex, Daniel Chhum, Steven Dy, Pugoberto Alexander Melendez Pineda, Alexis Roman, Belu-Olisa Pierre Sarkissian