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…

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.