40 Years to Find My Family | Unreported World Shorts | Channel 4

Two sisters reunited after 40 years apart (wait for it). 40 years ago, sisters Hong and Bo were separated by a brutal war. They've been looking for each other ever since. Watch the moment they meet. WATCH THE FULL FILM NOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0fdbiqAnzA Visit our website: http://www.channel4.com/unreportedworld Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/unreportedworld Follow on Twitter: @UnreportedWorld Four decades ago, Cambodia suffered one of the worst atrocities of the twentieth century. 1 .7 million people were killed during the Khmer Rouge’s four-year reign of terror. As well as the mass murders, hundreds of thousands of family members were forcibly separated from each other by Pol Pot’s government, which did not believe in the institution of the family. Thousands of them remain separated, not knowing where their siblings, parents or children are, or even if they are still alive. But now, a small television team is working to bring those separated families back together. “It’s Not A Dream” is one of the country’s biggest shows - it’s gripped the nation by reuniting families live on television, after months of pain-staking detective work to find relatives and confirm matches. And this week, they’ve got their most emotional episode yet - the story of Hong and her sister Bo. Hong, who now lives in the U.S., was separated from her family during the turmoil. Her little sister Bo was the only other member of the family that she knew had survived, but after being separated from her, she isn’t sure whether her sister is still alive. Hong is about to learn that her sister has been found. Unreported World was there to capture the moment they were reunited. But when they both arrive at the studio, an even bigger surprise is in store.

 

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