"For 1 million Cambodians, crossing the border to Thailand represents an opportunity to improve, at least temporarily, their economic and social condition. The most simple and easiest way is through irregular migration. The testimonies of men and women that have returned home tell us of the brutal human and working conditions experienced on the other side of the border”.

HOMEWARD is a documentary film produced by GVC and EleNfant Film, carried out within the programme MIGRA-SAFE, that has the aim to fight the causes of human trafficking, sexual and labour exploitation and reconstitute migration as an opportunity for development, by being both safe and informed. 


  • Homeward was previewed at Terra di Tutti Art Festival (Bologna) on the 9th of October 2015.
  • On the 17th of December it was screened in Reggio Emilia within the event “Migrations: global phenomenon, local responses”, organized by GVC and Boorea.


Directed by Mario Piredda | Director of photography Salvo Lucchese | Editing Carlotta Piccinini | General organisation and production coordination Alessandra Cesari | Director of production Adam Selo | Colour correction Salvo Lucchese | Sound design Jan Maio | Motion graphic Marco Murat | Director assistant Adam Selo | Editing assistants Alessandra Pusca, Cado Virtù, Simona Biafiore | Interview coordination in Siem Reap Province Dara Chhay, Barang Chum | Interview coordination in Banteay Mancheay Province Sopheap Suong | Producer Alessandra Cesari

MIGRA-SAFE is cofinanced by the EU, the French Embassy in Cambodia, the Emilia-Romagna Region, the 8x1000 Tavola Valdese, Boorea, Cooperativa Ambra, Coopselios and implemented by GVC in partnership with CWCC, PPS, 2050, Boorea, Cooperativa Ambra, Coopselios, Cambodian Ministry of Women’s Affairs.



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