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First They Killed My Father

Year: 2017
Directed by: Angelina Jolie

First They Killed My Father is based on memoir recounting experiences of being a child soldier under Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

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.

Watch the film on Netflix

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