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Rebuilding the Temple: Cambodians in America

Film by Lawrence R. Hott, Claudia Levin
Produced by A production of Florentine Films ; Associate producer: Diane Garey
Cinematographer: Buddy Squires, Bruce Jacoby, Allen Moore
Editing: Sharon Sachs
Copyright: 1991, Claudia Levin and Lawrence R. Hott
57 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1991
Distributor: Direct Cinema LTD
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In the 1970's, one out of every seven Cambodians died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, a communist guerilla army. The Khmer Rouge tried to annihilate everything Cambodians believed in: the family, dance, music, and their Buddhist religion. Facing death and devastation, 150,000 Cambodians fled to America. This one -hour documentary examines the refugees' efforts to adjust to Western life, and the significant role played by the Buddhist culture in this difficult process.