Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs

Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs
Land mines are the perfect soldiers: they never sleep, and they never die. However, they also don't know which side they're on, or when the war is over.

In 1974 former Khmer Rouge commander Touj Soeurly and the fourteen year old Chhem Sip were deadly enemies. Sip was imprisoned, tortured, and just barely managed to escape with his life to the US. Soeurly lost his leg in battle.

Now these two former enemies are working together to make possible the community of Veal Thom, a cooperative village composed primarily of disabled veterans, from both sides of the war, and their families.

The amputees of Veal Thom cope with extreme poverty, the elements, poor health, lack of education and lack of resources. Through an unprecedented cooperation in a country still torn by political strife, a miracle takes place. With "bare hands and wooden limbs", the amputees make their village blossom.

This film is a testament to what an impossible friendship and cooperation between a former Khmer Rouge commander and a former Khmer Rouge victim can accomplish.

Narrated by Sam Waterston.