Heather, the Artistic Director at Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival just sent us this press clipping on Aki Ra’s Boys. We continue to be amazed at how far Boreak’s story has travelled.
Entertainment Reporter, Toronto Star
Akira’s Landmine Musuem has an unforgettable guide in 12-year old Boreak. He can tell you the name, purpose and power of every sort of anti-personnel” mine and bomb displayed at the Cambodian institution devoted to helping out children maimed by explosive devices that destroy lives around the world.
Boreak lost his grandfather as well as his right arm. But he is also a typical boy who loves soccer, playing cards, roughhousing and wanting to be famous and on TV when he grows up.
The 56-minute documentary Aki Ra’s Boys, by Singapore filmmaking team Lynn Lee and James Leong, is among the strongest entries in an intriguing lineup of 17 feature movies and documentaries and several groups of shorts being presented at the 12th annual Reel Asian Film Festival this year.
It screens on Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at the National Film Board Cinema at John and Richmond Sts.