The trailer for Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father has been released. Jolie directs this unflinching look at terror and genocide in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge’s insurgency. Based on the memoirs by Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father recounts Ung’s life growing up while communist soldiers seized her hometown. Ung’s parents were murdered during this time along with her sisters and those not killed by communist soldiers were forced to work in labor camps.
Jolie and Ung co-wrote the script, and the film stars Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, and Sveng Socheata. The film is headed to Toronto.
First They Killed My Father is released in theaters on September 15 and will be screened on Netflix.