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. OUT OF THE POISON TREE follows Thida Buth Mam’s quest for the truth, stirring up fractured pieces of one family’s nightmare. OUT OF THE POISON TREE airs on KQED throughout August.
In THE LAST GHOST OF WAR, we meet victims who are plaintiffs in a class action suit against 32 U.S. chemical companies. These Vietnamese victims are seeking compensation and justice. The question is were these dioxin-laden herbicides chemical weapons? And if so, who should be held accountable in the wake of what was arguably the largest chemical warfare operation in history?
Calavera Highway premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at 10 p.m. on PBS, part of the 21st season of P.O.V. Calavera Highway is a sweeping drama of the Mexican American migrant experience, as revealed in the passage from one generation to the next. It is the intimate story of seven brothers who took that journey.