Work for the Angkar! The Angkar owns you! You owe your life to the Ankar!
It's so sweet!
Kim is the New Provider
We are saved!
Stealing is easy! We should do this more!
FIlthy thief! How dare you!
Pa is dead, and Kim needs to rise up and provide for his family. He steals from the Angkar in the cornfields.
They are No Longer Safe
Leave. Don’t come back
The family is very grateful and saved by Kim's stealing. He thinks it is easy, and continues doing it.
One day, Kim is caught in the rain. He is beaten savagely, but is most sad that he cannot get corn.
Work and Motivation
The Khmer Rouge is now executing entire families, and the Ung's are not safe. Ma sends the kids away, except for Geak, who is too young. To help them leave, she pretends to reject them so they don't come back.
I hate her.
Kim goes alone as he is told, but Loung and Chou stay together.
They eventually find a work camp where they can survive, but Loung now thinks only about revenge and retribution on the Khmer Rouge.