Human Rights activist’s memoir in ‘First They Killed My Father’


THE Netflix original film First They Killed My Father to be launched on Friday globally on Netflix is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

Angelina Jolie directed the film told through Loung Ung eyes, from the age of 5, when the Khmer Rouge fi rst came to power when she was nine years old.

The film depicts the indomitable spirit and devotion of Loung and her family as they struggle to stay together during the Khmer Rouge years.

“They Killed My Father” is an American biographical historical thriller  film directed by Angelina Jolie based on Loung Ung’s memoir of same name

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First They Killed My Father is a Netflix original film produced by Jolie with acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh, director of the Oscar-nominated The Missing Picture.

Loung Ung, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Adam Somner (Bridge of Spies), Michael Vieira (By the Sea), and Charles Schissel (The Prestige) are executive producers, and Academy Award winner Anthony Dod Mantle (Slumdog Millionaire) serves as director of photography.

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