Angelina Jolie Pitt will start filming her adaptation of memoir "First They Killed My Father" in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from mid-November, reports KFTV. The film is based on story of how Cambodian author and human rights activist Laung Ung survived the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime, which seized power in Cambodia in 1975. Ung was forced to become a child soldier. Ung has written three books and is working on her first novel.
Filming will run through to the end of January. Jolie will be filming for Netflix. The film will be co-produced by Oscar-nominated Cambodian director Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture, The Sea Wall), as Phnom Penh Post adds. Read about the final preparations.
Angelina Jolie has founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2003, a Cambodia-based NGO that focuses on environmental conservation and rural poverty, mostly in the northwest of the Kingdom. The Battambang-based group has several ongoing projects, addressing issues ranging from female empowerment to elephant protection. Recently, the group uncovered an illegal logging project near the O’Tavao Waterfall in Pailin province.