We soon learn they are among hundreds of other refugees who are sent back to Cambodia every year for committing crimes.
Amid the bustling streets,and vibrant culture the three find support in their own community of fellow deported criminals. Their Americanized appearances, intimidating gang tattoos, and western Khmer language skills however make it difficult for the three to integrate and adjust to life in their new surroundings.
The documentary from director Ross Tuttle, gives insight into the Asian urban culture and multi-ethnic neighbourhoods of Long Beach and focuses on the stories of three ‘Returnees’ looking to turn their lives around, but unwelcome in their native country.
‘KK’ the heavily tattooed father of a new born son, makes the most progress in his new life. Having studied break dancing while living in America, he opens up a school for hip hop and break dancing to teach local children. The popularity of his class grows, and soon the B-Boy finds himself feeding and supporting the kids many of whom life in poverty.