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The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor
March 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Arthur Dong, Sophia Ngor, Jack Ong.

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor  (2015)

Filmmaker Arthur Dong's new documentary sheds light on the extraordinary life of Cambodian physician Haing S. Ngor, who survived years of torture in Khmer Rouge labor camps and rose to Hollywood fame as an Oscar-winning actor in The Killing Fields (1984), ultimately to be gunned down outside his home in Los Angeles' Chinatown.  Dong's moving and penetrating film, ingeniously employing animation, music and elliptical editing, powerfully evokes this heroic and enigmatic "face of Cambodia," who worked tirelessly to bring healing and justice to his country.

DCP, color, 87 min.  Production: Deep Focus Productions, Inc.  Producer: Arthur Dong.  Director: Arthur Dong.  Screenwriter: Arthur Dong.  Cinematographer: Arthur Dong.  Editor: Arthur Dong.  Composer: Mark Adler.