Studio Revolt, a collaborative media lab, in Phnom Penh recently released two videos “My Asian Americana” and “Why I Write” on the deportation of Khmer exiled Americans. Both videos use the medium of film to humanize the experiences of exiled Americans, re-framing the issue as a human rights violation. Consistent to Studio Revolt’s style, each video pushes unconventional narratives into a public sphere while still exhibiting the studio’s high quality production value on a shoestring budget. Strategically changing the discourse from deportees to “exiles” is in fact part of the studio’s appeal to a larger public to reconsider this debate.
My Asian Americana
Why I Write