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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)

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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

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Phoeung Kompheak ...
Pa Ung
Sveng Socheata ...
Ma Ung
Mun Kimhak ...
Kim
Heng Dara ...
Meng
Khoun Sothea ...
Khouy
Sarun Nika ...
Geak
Run Malyna ...
Chaou
Oun Srey Neang ...
Keav
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Horm Chhora
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Mony Ros ...
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Tharoth Sam ...
Khmer Rouge Leader
Nout Sophal ...
(as Nuth Sophal)
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In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades the Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive working camp. Her father, a former officer, is killed and the family splits to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official submission of Cambodia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 90th Academy Awards in 2018. See more »

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From 1975 to 1979, people had only skin cover their bone due to heavily overwork and starvation. Most of the scenes from movie show people still healthy with no lack of food or nutrient. See more »

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Alfred Santos
written and Performed by Robin Foster, published by Upton Park Music Publishing
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Phenomenal film! Highly recommend.
15 September 2017 | by (Mayfield Village, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Exquisite cinematography, phenomenal performances, and a magnificent account of modern day genocide. Based on the incredible memoir by Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, tells a haunting story of survival. The images stay with you long after the film concludes, and you're left with an indelible memory of atrocities that are scarcely known. As well as an understanding of how human beings can transcend staggering circumstances. Must see!


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