Cambodia, The Killing Fields Movie

In Memory of Doctor Having S. Ngor

In memory of another Cambodian treasure, I found this 1985 People Magazine article on Doctor Haing S. Ngor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor later that year for his role as Dith Pran in the movie The Killing Fields. Doctor Ngor went on to have an illustrious acting career in Hollywood before he was killed in a robbery in 1996. Wherever you are, pou Ngor, may your spirit rest in peace and thank you for everything you have given to Cambodia and her people.

Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung, Netflix Original Movie, Rithy Panh

‘This Is Their Film’: Angelina Jolie Tells A Story Of Khmer Rouge Survival

NPR: All Things Considered. The film First They Killed My Father begins in 1975 Cambodia, during the rise of the Khmer Rouge. The hard-line communist regime aimed to deport an entire nation into the countryside and form an agrarian utopia — but their experiment failed. People were forced to work, and they were also tortured, starved and executed. In the end, around a quarter of the country’s population — roughly 2 million people — died.