'Almost Full' is a tribute to my dad's experience having lived through the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-to 1979 as a young child. It is told from a third-person limited narrative following the thoughts of one main protagonist, the father. This allows the audience to feel as if they are a witness to his lived experience of perseverance and hope in times of darkness.
With my story being based on a personal story and a story that the whole population of Cambodia can relate to, I felt a sense of achievement and pride in being able to share my personal and cultural history with others. I am fully aware that many people may have never heard of the Khmer Rouge Regime, this fact alone makes this creation even more valuable. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to better my knowledge and understanding of the emotional impact of the regime as part of the younger generation of Cambodians who have lived a privileged life.