Doc World

The Killing Fields Of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

Season 1, Episode 1 of 13

In 1975 the murderous regime of Cambodia's Pol Pot forced Dr. Haing S. Ngor and thousands of others into labor camps. Dr. Ngor escaped after years of torture and eventually recreated his experiences for the theatrical film, The Killing Fields, a role that won him an Oscar. This is the story of Haing Ngor: one of the most recognized survivors of the Cambodian genocide and 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 -- the years of tyrannical rule by the Khmer Rouge are explored with a transcontinental journey of loss and reconciliation.

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