Nobody likes being lied to.
Chai, the son of a poor single mother, yearns to meet his dad when school commences. He’s told that his father will return with a bicycle for him, a coveted vehicle and social status in the dumpsite village he lives in.
He realises that he was being lied to.
All his mum wanted was for him to be happy.
But behind the shame, guilt and empty promises, they find an understanding that at least they have each other.
‘The Scavenger’ garnered over 10,000 votes to win this year’s Tropfest SEA Audience Choice Award.
Sothea wins a Canon EOS 70D camera, courtesy of Canon Marketing Malaysia as well as USD500 from Yayasan Sime Darby.