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Phnom Penh Lullaby

Friday, August 26 - Thursday, September 1, 2011

Part of DocuWeeks

Ilan Shickman left Israel dreaming of a new life. He now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with his Khmer girlfriend, Saran, and their two young daughters, as he tries to make ends meet as a street fortune-teller. Ilan works at night, near bars frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers. He decides to place the older, 2-year-old daughter with Saran’s family in the countryside, but the family doesn’t want to care for Marie for free. Ilan and his family have to return to Phnom Penh, and he still must decide about Marie’s future. PHNOM PENH LULLABY is about people entrapped in their lives as they struggle to realize the dream of a happy, loving family.