John Severson first traveled to Cambodia on a whim. During an extensive tour of the world, with the bulk of his time spent in Europe and Africa, Severson decided to experience Southeast Asia as well. Two and a half months later, he was still exploring and collecting information for the documentary films his visit inspired him to make. More than two years have passed since that initial visit. Severson is now the writer and director for a team of filmmakers creating two documentaries about Cambodia’s history and this nation’s reconciliation with its violent past.