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Directed by Leah Jester

Seattle 2017 4 mins.

A young woman navigates the worlds between her adoptive white family and Khmer birth family.

From filmmaker Leah Jester: I was adopted from Cambodia by a White family and ever since I was adopted, I struggled with fitting in with both Asian culture and White culture. So I thought I would tell a story and that will help with other children who were also adopted that they are not alone.

This project was produced with Cherry Street Films in Seattle, WA

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