First They Killed My Father (2017) is a biographical biographical film based on the memoirs of Loung Ung, a human rights activist who survived the oppressive Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia. The Cambodian author Loung Ung, a true survivor of the country’s horror dictatorship and the red khmerilot regime, tells the horrors he suffered during the terrifying government. The story begins in Cambodia in the early 1970s, when the violent regime of the Khmer Rouge government came to power and assaulted the city of Phnom Penh, where Ung’s father worked as a government official. The Ung family was forced to flee to the jungle, and separated from Loung, who was eventually placed in a camp for orphans, where he became a child soldier forced to fight invading Vietnamese. Soon, a four-year reign of terror and genocide begins, in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. The film describes Loung’s and his family’s insoluble spirit and devotion as they struggle to stay together in the years of the terrible regime of the Khmer Rouge.