This latest documentary by American documentarian Arthur Dong is based on the autobiography of Dr. Haing Ngor, who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide under harrowing conditions, and went on to act in a movie on the subject: The Killing Fields. Dr. Ngor received an Academy Award for his extraordinary performance, and then used his name to actively raise awareness about the genocide and advocate for greater human rights in Cambodia before he was tragically killed in a robbery. This documentary aims at depicting a role model for Cambodians old and young.
From left to right: Arthur Dong (Film Director), Sopheap Chea (Director of the Bophana Center), CJ Woods (U.S Embassy Assistant Public Affairs Officer), Krisna Uk (Executive Director CKS)
This documentary is being premiered in Cambodia with special screenings in Phnom Penh, Takeo Province (home town of Dr. Ngor), Battambang and Siem Reap. It will premier in the USA this September. Take a look at the trailer below!