CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL presents
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor
Produced and directed by ARTHUR DONG
Free virtual screenings worldwide: September 16-20, 2020
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor returns for encore screenings at the Cambodia Town Film Festival. Showcasing the best in Cambodian cinema from around the world, this year's festival is a free virtual forum, including films and special events. Filmmaker Arthur Dong will be a featured panelist for Stories We Didn't Learn in School, steaming September 20, 6:30pm PST.
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor chronicles the life, times and murder of Dr. Ngor, who remains the only Asian male to have won an Academy Award® for best supporting actor. When the Chinese-Cambodian doctor was forced into labor camps by the Khmer Rouge, little did he know he would escape four years of torture and be called upon to recreate his experiences in a film that propelled him into the glamorous world of Hollywood. And little did anyone know that some twenty years later, Dr. Ngor would be gunned down in a Los Angeles Chinatown alley. How could it be that he would survive the tyranny of the Khmer Rouge, only to be murdered by gang-bangers in America?