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On a humanitarian mission to his wartorn homeland of Cambodia in 1991, Dr. Haing S. Ngor brought emergency relief supplies to new refugees whose village outside Phnom Penh was attacked and destroyed by renegade Khmer Rouge soldiers. (Photo by Jack Ong. Courtesy of The Dr. Haing S. Ngor Foundation.) The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor is a California Humanities-supported documentary film.

World Premiere: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

California Humanities is proud to announce the world premiere of California Documentary Project-supported film The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor at CAAMFest on March 15! Director Arthur Dong is one of our longtime grantees and we couldn’t be more excited that he’s being featured as the “Spotlight” at this year’s CAAMFest, hosted by the Center for Asian American Media. Congratulations, Arthur!

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor tells the story of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian genocide survivor and Academy Award-winning actor for his role in The Killing Fields. His 1996 murder in Los Angeles brought new attention to the large Cambodian refugee community in California and raised concern over the lasting impact of the Khmer Rouge. The film received a California Documentary Project grant in 2013.

California Humanities co-presents The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 4:10 pm at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. Purchase your CAAMFest tickets today!

Read CAAMFest’s official press release about Arthur Dong’s Spotlight feature here.

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