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Coverage for grant TW-50343-14

The Haing S. Ngor Film Project
Arthur Dong, Center for Asian American Media

Grant details:

Killing Fields is Gripping Biography of Oscar Winner (Review)
Author(s): L. Kent Wolgamott
Publication: Lincoln Journal Star
Date: 3/3/2016
Abstract: Ngor’s story of survival, perseverance and love ­– for his country, its people and his wife – is touching, in a way uplifting, and, ultimately, sad. It couldn’t have been better told than it is in “The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor,” a film that needs to be seen as both a biography and the story of genocide and political upheaval in Cambodia decades ago that continues to impact the country today.

The Life and Strange Death of the Khmer Rouge Survivor Who Won an Oscar, Then Got Murdered (Media Coverage)
Author(s): L. Kent Wolgamott
Publication: Vice
Date: 2/25/2016
Abstract: The controversy around [Ngor’s] death—and the remarkable achievements of his life—are charted in The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a film made last year by filmmaker Arthur Dong.

Arthur Dong documents life of genocide survivor Haing S.Ngor (Media Coverage)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: 3/12/2015
Abstract: "The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor" is Dong’s attempt to tell Ngor’s life story and that of Cambodia’s troubles through Ngor’s own words. To do this, he utilizes Ngor’s autobiography from the 1980s, archival footage and photographs, some helpful animation and entrancing narration: Ngor’s nephew, Wayne Ngor, who also survived work camps in Cambodia, speaks as Dr. Ngor.

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor tells story of love, survival (Media Coverage)
Publication: International Examiner
Date: 6/4/2015
Abstract: Incredible story from the killing fields of Cambodia to the red carpets of Hollywood.

Remembering Haing Ngor, The First Asian Actor To Win Best Supporting Actor For "The Killing Fields" In 1985 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mike Roe
Date: 3/10/2023
Abstract: Ngor was a Cambodian OB-GYN, who came to the U.S. after surviving torture and imprisonment at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. When he first arrived, Ngor worked as a security guard here in Los Angeles. At the time he was cast, Ngor was working as a caseworker for refugees in L.A.’s Chinatown Service Center. “He was helping refugees and immigrants settle into America. And he loved that work because he went through that process as well,” said Arthur Dong. Dong, a documentarian, wrote and directed The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor , working closely with Ngor’s family and combing through Ngor’s extensive personal archives.