27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Stay Alive, My Son
director: Victoria Bousis
original title: TU VIVRAS, MON FILS
country: Greece, United States
running time: 35 min.
synopsisUpon being shown a photograph of a 6-year old boy, now digitally aged to 50, Yathay Pin’s realities collide. Haunted by his inner demons, his guilt surfaces for abandoning his son to escape during the Cambodian genocide. The Player, embodying Yathay, plummets into his mental prison, containing locked memories. As they experience Yathay’s journey, they discover his reason for living: to reclaim all that he lost and to reunite with his son. Therefore, finding his salvation and healing his heart.
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