Wounds We Carry
a personal documentary by Michael Siv
A production of the Center for Asian American Media
Come support filmmaker Michael Siv, as he tracks “Wounds We Carry” as first and second generation survivors struggle to understand what this upheaval means for Cambodia and its legacy.
Between 1975 and 1979, an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died from starvation, forced labor, disease and execution at the hands of their countrymen, members of Pol Potâ€™s deadly Khmer Rouge. Over thirty years after the conclusion of the oppressive and brutal regime, the National Khmer Rouge Tribunal is now fully established.Â The tribunal has created an opportunity for diaspora Cambodians to step forward with their stories, offering them as evidence for the prosecution. To do so, they must cross a great geographical, temporal and psychological distance, returning to a time in their lives that still haunts them.