The film is based on the memoir by Loung Ung, and written by Ung and Jolie, telling the true story of Ung's escape from the Khmer Rouge genocide in 1970s Cambodia. Both of her parents, two sisters, and 20 other relatives were killed. Ung managed to survive until 1980, when she and her older brother Meng and his wife escaped by boat to Thailand; they spent five months in a refugee camp before being able to relocate to Vermont.
Angelina Jolie has called Cambodia "like a second home to me," after making "Tomb Raider" there, then adopting son Maddox, now 15, from an orphanage in the country.
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Jolie recently made headlines to refute a Vanity Fair piece misconstruing her casting for this film as cruel to children. Netflix has also had to fire back at reports that it's $20 billion in debt, arguing that the figures were inacurrately calculated by the L.A. Times.
"First They Killed My Father" premieres on Netflix September 15.
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Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps. Read More