The film: I Am Chut Wutty


“At first, I didn’t expect they would target me”—Chut Wutty is a quiet, charismatic environmental activist. He is coordinating a network of protesters in Prey Lang forest, Cambodia, where deforestation destroys people’s livelihoods. But when the military arrive, Wutty is thrown to the ground at gunpoint. Immediately he is rescued by the network. Wutty is shaken but keeps going, determined to stop the destruction. Five months later at a logging site in the Cardamom Mountains Wutty is stopped and shot dead. In the aftermath, we ask, who is behind the killing, and can the network fight for the forest without him?