Running Time: 1h 30min
Do not let the title mislead you, “Buoyancy” is a heavy film. A boy is born into a simple life in Cambodia’s scarred green countryside. He has no freedom, a slave to his family who works him hard and keeps him from school. Aware there is no future for him, he is easily seduced when the opportunity to make money in neighbouring Thailand presents itself. Instead of the factory work he signed up for, he soon finds himself trapped on a slave ship, having traded one prison for another. Rathjen does not go easy on his audience as he calmly paces out the shredding of all hope and reveals what is the well-documented truth about the situation for many trapped out on the South China Seas.