Documentary | 1995 | 55 mins | DVD, VHS | Study Guide Available
Director: Spencer Nakasako
Producer: Sokly Ny
Executive Producer: Center for Asian American Media
This film is part of the collection: Spencer Nakasako's Trilogy.
After escaping the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Ny family became one of thousands of refugees faced with resettlement in the U.S. Their lives unfold through the lens of this stirring video diary. As 18-year-old Sokly Ny (Don Bonus) struggles to graduate from high school, his family is harassed in the housing projects, his eldest brother cannot fill a dead father’s shoes and his youngest brother ends up in a youth prison. Sokly shares these experiences, his personal feelings and his hopes as the year progresses. Ultimately, A.K.A DON BONUS becomes a story of triumph and survival from the perspective of one of America’s newest arrivals.