The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

About This Episode


In 1975, the murderous regime of Cambodia’s Pol Pot forced Dr. Haing S. Ngor and thousands of others into labor camps. Escaping after years of torture, Dr. Ngor eventually recreated his harrowing experiences for the theatrical film, The Killing Fields, a role that won him several acting awards including an Oscar®.

Award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong's The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor is the story of one of the most recognized survivors of the Cambodian genocide and of a man who became a worldwide ambassador for justice in his homeland, only to be murdered in a Los Angeles Chinatown alley. With a fascinating blend of animation and rare archival material - anchored by Ngor's powerful autobiography "Survival in the Killing Fields," the years of tyrannical rule by the Khmer Rouge are explored with a transcontinental journey of loss and reconciliation.

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