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Hol­ly­wood ac­tor­turned-di­rec­tor An­gelina Jolie (above) will make a film about Cam­bo­dia’s Kh­mer Rouge regime seen through the eyes of a war-scarred child.

The Os­car-win­ning ac­tor will adapt First They Killed My Fa­ther: A Daugh­ter of Cam­bo­dia Re­mem­bers, a memoir by Cam­bo­dian hu­man rights ac­tivist Loung Ung about sur­viv­ing the no­to­ri­ously deadly regime.

“I was deeply af­fected by Loung’s book,” said Jolie in a state­ment. “It re­ally deep­ened my un­der­stand­ing of how chil­dren ex­pe­ri­ence war and are af­fected by the emo­tional mem­ory of it. It helped me draw closer still to the peo­ple of Cam­bo­dia, my son’s home­land,” the 40-yearold added.

Jolie’s ac­tor hus­band Brad Pitt, too, will be in­volved in pro­duc­ing the film. Jolie will di­rect and pro­duce the film from a script she co-wrote with Ung. Ac­claimed Cam­bo­dian di­rec­tor Rithy Panh, nom­i­nated for an Os­car for The Miss­ing Pic­ture (2013), will also serve as a pro­ducer. The movie will be re­leased in late 2016. Jolie’s fea­ture film de­but was In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) set in the Bos­nian war.

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