There’s been a little controversy in the last week or two about whether Angelina Jolie stepped over the line during the audition process for her new movie, First They Killed My Father, and whether the ‘games’ she played with the children pushed things to far with potentially vulnerable people. However, the movie itself seems like a genuinely sincere effort to shine a light on an often overlooked chapter in modern world history.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The Netflix original film First They Killed My Father will launch on Friday, September 15 in theatres and globally on Netflix. Directed by Angelina Jolie, 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.’
Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]