America Reframed: The Last Season

America Reframed: The Last Season

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 8:00pm

Amid the bustling world of central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the US special forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khmer freedom fighters who battled the Khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese culture and cuisine.

However, the pair discover more than just mushrooms in the woods: they find a new life, and livelihood; and, a means to slowly heal the scarring wounds of war. Told over the course of one Matsutake mushroom season, The Last Season, airing Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV,  is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.

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