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Wounds We Carry

A group of Cambodian American survivors of the Killing Fields return to Cambodia after thirty‐five years in search of justice at the Khmer Rouge Tribunals.

Portrait of Wounds We Carry
Michael Siv and Don Young
Production Company
Center for Asian American Media
Release Date
January 1, 2013

Wounds We Carry follows the journey of a group of Cambodian Americans as they travel back to Cambodia to observe the trials of former Khmer Rouge leaders, tell their stories before the Cambodian Tribunal, and seek some form of justice. The group includes four elderly genocide survivors, Cambodian-born advocate and scholar Dr. Leakhena Nou, and director Michael Siv, himself the child of Cambodian genocide survivors. In Cambodia they encounter the son of a convicted perpetrator of the genocide, who unexpectedly joins their search for truth.

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