America Reframed

The Last Season

Season 4, Episode 17 of 26

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 is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/31/2016
6 p.m.
5/31/2016
10 p.m.
6/1/2016
6 a.m.
6/1/2016
noon
6/4/2016
8 p.m.
6/5/2016
6/5/2016
7 a.m.
6/5/2016
3 p.m.
11/8/2016
6 p.m.
11/8/2016
10 p.m.
11/12/2016
8 p.m.
11/13/2016
5/30/2017
6 p.m.
5/30/2017
10 p.m.
6/3/2017
8 p.m.
6/4/2017
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