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Photo Gallery: Cambodian World Premiere of ‘First They Killed My Father’

The world premiere in Cambodia of the Khmer-language drama, ‘First They Killed My Father,” directed by American actress and director Angelina Jolie took place Saturday at an outdoor, evening screening near Angkor Wat in Cambodia’s northwestern Siem Reap province. Hours earlier, Jolie and her mostly-Cambodian crew held a press conference about the Netflix-produced movie, followed by one-on-one interviews with VOA Khmer and a number of selected media outlets. The following photos also include those of the outdoor screening provided by Netflix, because most news outlets were not allowed to record visuals at the event. (VOA Khmer/Netflix)
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Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie sits in panel's press conference, which announces the premiere of the upcoming Netflix film in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The film “First They Killed My Father,” based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime as a child, premiered Saturday night at an outdoor screening in Angkor Archeological Park. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer) 
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Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie sits in panel's press conference, which announces the premiere of the upcoming Netflix film in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The film “First They Killed My Father,” based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime as a child, premiered Saturday night at an outdoor screening in Angkor Archeological Park. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer) 

American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie sits in panel at a press conference to announce the premiere an upcoming Khmer-language Netflix film in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The film “First They Killed My Father,” based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime as a child, premiered Saturday night at an outdoor screening near Angkor Wat. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie sits in panel at a press conference to announce the premiere an upcoming Khmer-language Netflix film in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The film “First They Killed My Father,” based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime as a child, premiered Saturday night at an outdoor screening near Angkor Wat. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Loung Ung, author of "First They Killed My Father" is seen at a press conference in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Loung Ung, author of "First They Killed My Father" is seen at a press conference in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Rithy Panh, Cambodian co-producer of “First They Killed My Father” is seen at a press conference about the movie's premiere in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Rithy Panh, Cambodian co-producer of “First They Killed My Father” is seen at a press conference about the movie's premiere in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie talks to a young Cambodian actress during a press conference about "First They Killed My Father" in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer) 
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American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie talks to a young Cambodian actress during a press conference about "First They Killed My Father" in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer) 

Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie (left) joint by two young actors and Loung Ung at the press conference about "First They Killed My Father" film in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer) 
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Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie (left) joint by two young actors and Loung Ung at the press conference about "First They Killed My Father" film in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer) 

Veteran American journalist and author Elizabeth Becker (center) and British journalist John Swain, who was portrayed in the 1984 Oscar-winning film “The Killing Fields” speak to a journalist before the press conference about the world premiere of Netflix's film “First They Killed My Father” in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The Khmer-language drama based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime as a child, premiered later that night at an outdoor screening inside Angkor Archeological Park near Siem Reap. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Veteran American journalist and author Elizabeth Becker (center) and British journalist John Swain, who was portrayed in the 1984 Oscar-winning film “The Killing Fields” speak to a journalist before the press conference about the world premiere of Netflix's film “First They Killed My Father” in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The Khmer-language drama based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime as a child, premiered later that night at an outdoor screening inside Angkor Archeological Park near Siem Reap. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

British journalist John Swain, who was portrayed in the 1984 Oscar-winning film “The Killing Fields” speaks to VOA Khmer before a press conference to announce the premiere of the Netflix's film “First They Killed My Father” on February 18, 2017 in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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British journalist John Swain, who was portrayed in the 1984 Oscar-winning film “The Killing Fields” speaks to VOA Khmer before a press conference to announce the premiere of the Netflix's film “First They Killed My Father” on February 18, 2017 in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

VOA Khmer's Sophat Soeung (right) interviews American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung, author of "First They Killed My Father" in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017.​ (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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VOA Khmer's Sophat Soeung (right) interviews American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung, author of "First They Killed My Father" in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017.​ (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie (left) and Cambodian-American Loung Ung, author of “First They Killed My Father,” give an exclusive interview to VOA Khmer following a press conference about the premiere of the upcoming Netflix film in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The film “First They Killed My Father,” based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the regime as a child, premiered Saturday night at an outdoor screening in Angkor Archeological Park. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie (left) and Cambodian-American Loung Ung, author of “First They Killed My Father,” give an exclusive interview to VOA Khmer following a press conference about the premiere of the upcoming Netflix film in Siem Reap province, Cambodia on February 18, 2017. The film “First They Killed My Father,” based on Luong Ung's account of surviving the regime as a child, premiered Saturday night at an outdoor screening in Angkor Archeological Park. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

Jonathan Friedland, Chief Communications Officer of Netflix Inc, gives an interview to VOA Khmer following a a press conference about a Netflix-produced drama, "First They Killed My Father" at Grand Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer)
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Jonathan Friedland, Chief Communications Officer of Netflix Inc, gives an interview to VOA Khmer following a a press conference about a Netflix-produced drama, "First They Killed My Father" at Grand Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer)

Jonathan Friedland, Chief Communications Officer of Netflix Inc, gives an interview to VOA Khmer following a a press conference about a Netflix-produced drama, "First They Killed My Father" at Grand Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer)
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Jonathan Friedland, Chief Communications Officer of Netflix Inc, gives an interview to VOA Khmer following a a press conference about a Netflix-produced drama, "First They Killed My Father" at Grand Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Kann Vicheika/VOA Khmer)

American actress Angelina Jolie, her Cambodian-born son Maddox and other children, arrive at an outdoor world premiere of "First They Killed My Father" near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Amanda Boury/Netflix)
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American actress Angelina Jolie, her Cambodian-born son Maddox and other children, arrive at an outdoor world premiere of "First They Killed My Father" near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Amanda Boury/Netflix)

American actress Angelina Jolie is being greeted by Cambodia's Queen Mother Norodom Monineath and King Norodom Sihamoni at an outdoor world premiere of "First They Killed My Father" near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Amanda Boury/Netflix)
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American actress Angelina Jolie is being greeted by Cambodia's Queen Mother Norodom Monineath and King Norodom Sihamoni at an outdoor world premiere of "First They Killed My Father" near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. (Amanda Boury/Netflix)

Sunrise on top of Angkor Wat Temple was captured on February 17, 2017 at Siem Reap province, Cambodia. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)
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Sunrise on top of Angkor Wat Temple was captured on February 17, 2017 at Siem Reap province, Cambodia. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

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