Netflix's "First They Killed My Father" (Directed by Angelina Jolie): Cambodian Premiere & Featurettes
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.
Thanks to Netflix, we have a couple of images of the event to share, and as well scroll down for video featuerettes, and as well a write-yup, to help you get better acquainted with “First They Killed My Father” (www.netflix.com/sg/).
(Photo credit: Alexei Hay/Netflix)
WHAT-IS: "Directed by Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father is dedicated to all those who died under the Khmer Rouge and all those who survived. It focuses on the love and dedication of a Cambodian family, and celebrates the beauty, spirit and resilience of the Cambodian people and culture.
First They Killed My Father is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five, when the Khmer Rouge came to power, to nine years old. The film depicts the indomitable spirit and devotion of Loung and her family as they struggle to stay together during the Khmer Rouge years."
Stay connected to the film’s official Facebook page at facebook.com/FirstTheyKilledMyFather.
(Cheers for the headsup, Aaron)