by Annelise Ayuravann Ratner

This short film imagines the voice of my grandmother speaking to my mother as they arrive in the United States after escaping the genocide in Cambodia. The project engages with family, memory, erasure, and resilience in the absence of a personal archive.

Raised in Southeast Asia, Annelise Ayuravann Ratner is an aspiring filmmaker interested in telling stories of the region, it’s people, and it’s diasporic imaginings.