Angelina Jolie says Cambodian genocide behind her new film story
Angelina Jolie has spoken about how Cambodia was her “awakening”, as she premiered her new film in the country, the BBC wrote.
The actress was speaking exclusively to the BBC before the screening of First They Killed My Father, a true-life account of the Khmer Rouge genocide through the eyes of a child.
She said she hoped the film, which she directed, would help Cambodians to speak more openly about the trauma of the period.
Two million people died, the BBC added.
Jolie, now a UN refugee agency special envoy, first visited Cambodia for the filming of 2001 hit Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
She later adopted Maddox, her oldest son, from Cambodia.
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