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

March 5, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies present “Archive Documentary Spotlight: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor.”

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (2015)
Directed by Arthur Dong

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.

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

DCP, color, 87 min.

In-Person: Arthur Dong, Sophia Ngor, Jack Ong.

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


March 5, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States