THE MISSING PICTURE recounts Director Rithy Panh's firsthand experience of how his family and friends suffered at the hands of the Pol Pot's communist regime. It tells of how citizens were rounded up and taken to labor camps and how personal effects were destroyed. Since most of the existing recorded artifacts of that time are propaganda footage, Panh utilizes beautifully-sculpted clay figurines and elaborately detailed dioramas to recreate the missing images from his memory. His recollections of his family and friends before and after the regime's rule are poignantly told through a narrator's poetic voice as written by Panh. THE MISSING PICTURE is a unique documentary that manages to recreate a historical moment that would never be told if not for the sheer creative mind of Panh's innovative storytelling method.