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— by John Soltes: Rodd Rathjen’s new movie, Buoyancy, follows a 14-year-old Cambodian boy who is sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat. His name is Chakra (Sarm Heng), and he thought that by leaving his family in Cambodia he might find a new life for himself in Bangkok. Instead, he and his friend Kea become trapped at seat on a fishing vessel, working nonstop and surviving on a small bowl of rice each day. If they don’t pull their weight, they are sent overboard…

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