Kim tries to steal corn from the cornfield for his family one night, and it works. After that, he continues risking his life for bringing his family food.
Kim gets caught and heavily tortured. Kim realizes that he is just a 12 year old boy who has been dumped with a huge responsibility of his family
Ma declares that the children will have to leave her. When this does not work, she tells them that if Pa would be here he would not let her do it, but she is doing it, creating anger in the children's minds.
A short while after Ma tells her children to go their separate was, and never to turn back, Kim separates himself, from Loung and Chou, ever looking back again.
Loung and Chou go to the girls labor camp, where there is a Met Bong, who makes the girls chant praises of the Angkar.
Loung is getting bulled by the girls in the Camp, because her kin is very white. Loung gets really angry, that she attacks the girl who was bullying her.