In the 1970’s, a middle-class Cambodian girl sees her family’s lives turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive work camp. When her father, a former officer, is killed, the family splits to survive.—Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Producer Rithy Panh is himself a survivor of the Cambodian genocide. His acclaimed documentaries Cambodia, entre guerre et paix (1991), Bophana: A Cambodian Tragedy (1996), La terre des âmes errantes (2000), S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell (2011) and The Missing Picture (2013) are about the victims, the perpetrators and his own experiences.