Cambodia is a country located in Southeast Asia Arn was just a regular kid who has a poor family. He dances to rock n roll, ask for spare change, and sells ice cream with his brother. His father suffered a major motorcycle accident and later died in the hospital. His family is big and still appreciates it even though their poor.
The Khmer Rouge is a genocide terrorist group of Cambodia that invaded and killed all wealthy and rich people. One time Arn was scared when he witnessed a guy get smacked in the head by an assault rifle and died for not handing over a motor bike.
According to the Khmer Rouge they only kill people that look rich, or educated. If someone is poor they are captured and taken away to a labor camp. Arn and his family were poor so they ended up surviving but being taken away.