The international prosecutor, however, contended that she had played a key role in criminal acts that led to the deaths of thousands of Cambodians.
The Khmer-language film, “First They Killed My Father”, had a cast and crew of some 3,500 Cambodians and was produced for Netflix and was filmed in Cambodia last year.
The court found that Chaem did not fall under their jurisdiction because she was not a senior leader of the Khmer Rouge or one of the most responsible officials.
The film is an adaptation of the memoir of Loung Ung, an author, which describes her traumatic early life under the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979.
Angelina Jolie says she plans for her son Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, to help lead some of her Cambodia projects after he turns 18.
Two Facebook pages, one for the Sleuk Rith Institute and a Khmer Rouge history website, were created early this year.
The revised budget for the year 2017 totals $30.1 million, of which $23.7 million is for the international component and $6.3 million is for the national side.
The Center for Justice and Accountability based in San Francisco has conducted litigation for victims of the Khmer Rouge for many years.
The film intends to define “justice, through the lenses of survivors” said Michael Siv, the producer.
In a recent report published by The Diplomat, Bangkok-based Spanish freelance journalist Ana Salva discussed how the reproductive rights of Cambodian women are forgotten by the court.
Some 84 families of Khmer Rouge veterans are preparing to march through Phnom Penh to deliver petitions calling for land titles to be granted for their farms.