Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung

First They Killed My Father Author Reveals What It Was Like Working with Angelina Jolie’s Kids on Set

Following the Cambodian premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new film First 

They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia Saturday, co-screenwriter, rights activist and author of the book that inspired the movie, Loung Ung, spoke to PEOPLE about what it was like working on set, the challenges of portraying the Cambodian genocide on film and eating tarantulas to lighten the mood among the cast and crew. Read on….

Angelina Jolie, Cambodian Language, First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung

Language of ‘First They Killed My Father’ Resonates With Cambodian-Americans

Propelled by the power of hearing their stories in their own language, some Cambodian American audience members fled in tears from a screening of First They Killed My Father, the Angelina Jolie film adaptation of an English-language memoir of a 5-year-old girl who witnessed the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975. Read more…

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.