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June 10, 2024 3:41 p.m.
Short film ‘Maple Bacon Bar’ offers lyrical insight into Cambodian immigrant story

The protagonist of “Maple Bacon Bar” is pictured working at a donut shop on set. The student thesis film and musical seeks to highlight underrepresented voices through lyrics and storytelling. (Photo courtesy of Ee Lin. Illustration by Shea McCauley/Daily Bruin.)

Roan Pearl is mixing together music, donuts and Cambodian culture in her thesis film.
The fourth-year film and television studentis the writer and director of her short film “Maple Bacon Bar,” which she said tells the story of Sovanna – the daughter of a Cambodian American refugee family that owns a donut shop in Long Beach, California – who struggles to connect with her parents and pursue her artistic ambitions following her older sister’s death.

By Maya Vibhakar


June 10, 2024 3:40 p.m.
Nadieme Villar’s film ‘Pobre Diabla’ details life after living with domestic violence

Nadieme Villar is redefining the past to find strength in the future in her film “Pobre Diabla.”
The sixth-year film student said her upcoming thesis film tells the story of Valeria, a young woman whose relationship has been affected by her upbringing in an abusive home with exposure to domestic violence.

By Reid Sperisen

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