THE FIRST SILENT TESTIMONY BY A SURVIVOR OF THE KHMER ROUGE REGIME
a film by ALEX LIEBERT & EMILIE ARFEUIL
Tut is a 52 years old fisherman living in Kampot. In spite of the language barrier, he told, for the first time and without any words, about his past during the Khmer Rouge Regime, to a photographer and a director, showing the hard treatments he experienced in a prison the year he turned fifteen. This shared encounter talks about the buried memory, the way it shows through gestures, attitudes and glances, the way it marks someone for life and constitutes a person. Tut's psychological and physical traumas bring to light the historical scars of Cambodia.