Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father Film, Khmer Rouge, Loung Ung, Netflix Original Movie

Loung Ung Speaks at Boston University

Daily Press; April 3, 2018
Loung Ung stood in the College of Arts and Sciences Thursday and told her story of surviving the Cambodian genocide. By the end, she had moved students to tears.  BU’s Asian Student Union hosted Ung to screen her new movie “First They Killed My Father” and hold a Q&A session after with event attendees. Ung authored the memoir of the same name, published in 2000, and later co-produced the film with Angelina Jolie.

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.

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

The Netflix Original Film FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER Celebrates Cambodian Premiere

On February 18th, the Cambodian premiere of the Netflix original film FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER took place at the Terrace of the Elephants at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia, ahead of the film’s worldwide release later this year on Netflix. This was a special event for the people of Cambodia, attended by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath, in addition to Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung and Rithy Panh.