DAZE OF JUSTICE
Directed by Michael Siv
My name is Michael Siv. I was six years old when my mother and I emigrated to San Francisco as refugees in 1983, leaving behind my father and brother. When I was 24 I made a film Refugee, about returning to Cambodia to meet them for the first time. Wounds We Carry is a personal documentary following a group of Cambodians as we return to observe the Khmer Rouge trials.
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 Pot’s deadly Khmer Rouge.
I’m making this film because 35 years later, our community is still seeking justice and trying to heal from the wounds left by this horrific genocide, one of the most brutal acts of violence in modern history.
Post Screening Panel:
Michael Siv, Director, DAZE OF JUSTICE