TV: First They Killed My Father Trailer

A trailer has been released for First They Killed My Father, the Netflix drama based on Loung Ung's book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, Deadline reported. The project was directed by Angelina Jolie, who wrote the script with Ung and produced it with Cambodian-born documentary filmmaker Rithy Panh.

"While recent headlines focused on an improvisational exercise used during the casting of local children--Jolie and Panh heatedly disputed the version of events depicted in Vanity Fair--the film is actually a tremendous accomplishment," Deadline noted.

Panh said the film "is important to the people of Cambodia because it is the first time that one of the most crucial periods of our history has been told on such a major scale and shot in our country and in our Khmer language.... A film is a viewpoint, a personal narrative; it does not answer all the questions, but it contributes to a dialogue and to the passing on of knowledge from one generation to the next."

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