The First Generation - Zwischen Österreich und Kambodscha

The First Generation - Memoirs of Cambodia

In the seventies and eighties, tens of thousands of people fled from the terror regime of the Red Khmer in Cambodia. Most settled down in the US, Canada, France, Australia or elsewhere, but a few hundred found a new home in Austria. In The First Generation five immigrants from Cambodia remember their impressions after arriving – a touching documentary feature about provenance, the feeling of belonging, and a hope for the future. „We want to show that people who had to leave their country because of war have many experiences and stories to share. It is an immense challenge to start from scratch far away from home.“ (Abraham Pol)

Director's Biography
Abraham Pol, Kemara Pol
Abraham Pol studied business administration in Linz and works in sales. His younger brother Kemara Pol studied journalism in Vienna and now lives between Berlin and Vienna working as a visual storyteller, multimedia journalist and photographer. “The First Generation – Memoirs of Cambodia” is the directing debut of the two brothers who grew up in Linz.

Films Selection: The First Generation – Zwischen Österreich und Kambodscha (The First Generation – Memoirs of Cambodia, 2018, doc) 
Local Artists 2018
Abraham Pol, Kemara Pol
Austria 2018
51 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Abraham Pol, Kemara Pol
Cinematography Kemara Pol
Editing Abraham Pol, Kemara Pol
Music Samley Hong
Producer(s) Abraham Pol, Kemara Pol
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cambodia International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
European Premiere

Kombi-Programm (72 min)
DU RU / Two Faced
XIRIŞ / Fruitless