Prue Leith: Journey with My Daughter

1 x 47, Channel 4 (2020)

Prue Leith has been a household name since the 1970s. 45 years ago she made, what was for the time, the radical decision to adopt a Cambodian baby, Li-Da. Prue gave Li-Da an idyllic English upbringing at her Cotswolds home and, by her own admission, rarely questioned whether she could have helped Li-Da connect more with her Cambodian roots. Now in this intimate and revealing film Prue and Li-Da travel to Cambodia to search for her biological family. Social media and DNA testing are allowing thousands of children who, like Li-Da, were evacuated just before Pol Pot’s genocide to reconnect with lost relatives. For Prue, as she approaches 80, there may not be many more chances to make this journey. And for Li-Da this is her chance to help Prue understand why it’s so important to explore her heritage. What neither of them can predict is how they will react should they find what they are looking for.

CREDITS

Composer
MAT DAVIDSON

Director of Photography
STEPHEN ROBINSON

Additional Camera
MATTHIAS PILZ
LOTTIE GAMMON

Camera Assistant
MAKARA BOTH

Sound Recordist
STUART WAREING

Assistant to Prue Leith
FRANCISCA SANKSON

Archive
AP ARCHIVE
EMMANUÈLE PHUON
GETTY IMAGES
JAMES LAURIE
KRUGER FAMILY ARCHIVE
RHEIN FAMILY ARCHIVE
ROBERT LAFFONT
ROLAND NEVEU

Graphics
MARSHALL & BROOME

Colourist
DANNY WOOD

On-line Editor
ANDREW MITCHELL

Dubbing Mixer
BOB JACKSON

Local Producer
KHIN PO-THAI

Drivers
DEAB CHOMREURN
CHUM SOKVONG

Translator
SOKPHAL DIN

Production Assistants
DEAB SARITH
PRUM SAN
JANINE SALES
MATTHEW COOPER
STEPHEN PEARSON

Edit Assistant
JOSH FLETCHER

Producers
FREYA EDEN-ELLIS
EDWARD WRIGHT
LI-DA KRUGER

Film Editor
DAVID G. HILL

Executive Producers
AARON YOUNG
JON ALWEN

Director
LOTTIE GAMMON

Bright Button Productions and Pulse Films for Channel 4 Television

Filmed across the UK & Cambodia

(c) Bright Button Productions MMXX