Arn Chorn-Pond was only a boy when the brutal Khmer Rouge regime overran Cambodia and turned his country into a ghastly land of “killing fields.” While most of Arn’s family, and 90 percent of the country’s musicians, were killed,Arn managed to stay alive by playing propaganda songs on the flute for his captors, and following every order — even participating in executions. Now, after living in the U.S. for 20 years, The Flute Player follows Arn’s journey back to Cambodia as he seeks out surviving “master musicians” and faces the dark shadows of his war-torn past. An extraordinary story of survival, the film is a testament to one man’s ability to transcend tragedy.
- Jocelyn S. GlatzerProducer
- Christine CourtneyProducer