Lost Child ~ Sayon's Journey
There are an estimated 300,000 child soldiers worldwide. This film shows how one of them came to grips with his childhood experiences, what he witnessed, and carried with him as he came of age. Lost Child ~ Sayon's Journey tells the story of a former child-soldier under Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
Abducted at the age of six, he is now a community activist in Lowell, Massachusetts. Sayon Soeun appears to be living the Khmer-American dream alongside his wife, her extended family, and a thriving Khmer community. However, painful questions persist concerning the years he spent under the brutal authority of the Khmer Rouge.
After 35 years of absence, he recently made contact with four potential brothers and a sister he had assumed were dead. Sayon follows up when he returns to Cambodia where he searches for the truth about a family he barely remembers and comes to terms with his own experiences as a witness to genocidal crimes.
Co-Producer Sopheap Theam with her family's transit photo at Khao-I-Dang Refugee Camp
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