Jolie hopes Cambodians feel pride in being subject of her film
Actor-director Angelina Jolie says she hopes Cambodians will be proud of her film First They Killed My Father instead of feeling hatred or resentment for what the country endured in the late 1970s.
The movie throws light on the genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge communist party's regime, reported BBC.
"I hope this doesn't bring up hatred. I hope this doesn't bring up blame. I hope the people of this country are proud when they see it, because they see what they've survived," Jolie says.
The film is based on the autobiography of Cambodian human rights activist and friend of Jolie s Loung Ung, and tells the story of the devastation inflicted on the southeast Asian nation by the Khmer Rouge. More than 2 million people out of a total population of 7 million were killed during the purge, including Ung's father, mother and two sisters. The drama worked with only Cambodian actors and is in their native language of Khmer. The movie will be released on Netflix.
In February, Jolie made her first official appearance since her split from Brad Pitt when she attended a premiere for her film in Cambodia.