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Youk Chhang in Out of the Poison Tree

Out of the Poison Tree

2007 NR

On the eve of the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trial, an American survivor of the genocide returns to Cambodia hoping to unlock the mystery of her father's disappearance in 1975. Thida Buth Mam's pursuit of the truth dredges up one family's nightmare, brings to light inconceivable heartache and ultimately shatters a people's long silence. Beth Pielert directs this poignant documentary.