The Cambodia Daily Review
“Arthur Dong paints a moving personal portrait of a wealthy doctor who found fame after surviving the horrors of the Khmer Rouge by weaving archival footage, animation and harrowing footage.”
October 8, 2016
Docs Bring Foreign Cultures to American Audiences
DocWorld opened last month with the broadcast premiere The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Other films in the series deal with individual stories threaded with history, social justice and the environment.
Read the full Los Angeles Times article: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-foreign-docs-20161006-snap-story.html.
October 6, 2016
Khmer-American Songwriter’s Powerful Ballad
Like a Rose, originally written and produced by Cambodian-American Bochan Huy, is a painfully beautiful accompaniment to the love between Dr. Ngor and his wife.
Read the full Voice of America article http://www.voacambodia.com/a/khmer-american-songwriter-adds-powerful-ballad-to-painfully-beautiful-screenplay/3528616.html.
September 28, 2016
Dr. Haing S. Ngor: An Angry Asian Man
In his guest column for Angry Asian Man, filmmaker Arthur Dong writes “I was startled to see such pronounced rage from an Asian refugee in white America.”
Read the full post http://blog.angryasianman.com/2016/09/dr-haing-s-ngor-angry-asian-man.html.
September 15, 2016
Remembering the Life of Dr. Haing S. Ngor
Award winning documentary director Arthur Dong’s latest film chronicles Dr. Ngor’s life and is a beautifully done film.
Lincoln Journal Star Review
Grade A. This gripping documentary tells the story of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, the Cambodia holocaust survivor who won a 1985 Academy Award before being murdered a decade later.
News Report: Dr. Ngor’s Legacy
A special KTLA News story features excerpts from The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor and interviews with director Arthur Dong and members of the Cambodian American community in Long Beach, California.
Vice Interview with Arthur Dong
“The Life and Strange Death of the Khmer Rouge Survivor Who Won an Oscar, Then Got Murdered”
Read the full story here: http://www.vice.com/read/remembering-the-khmer-rouge-survivor-who-was-killed-for-his-oscar-winning-role
February 25, 2016
Hollywood Reporter Feature Story
“Tragedy Behind the Killing Fields Star Who Won a Supporting Actor Oscar”
Read the full article here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tragedy-behind-killing-fields-star-867613
February 24, 2016
Dr. Ngor Honored Posthumously
The 3rd Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival honored Dr. Haing S. Ngor with a lifetime achievement award.
Read about it here: http://cambodiatownfilmfestival.com/blog/?p=891
September 6, 2015
독재자는 왜 산부인과 의사를 죽였을까
South Korean online news agency, OhmyNews, reports on the Cambodia tour.
Read the full article here: http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/View/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0002139970
September 4, 2015
New Documentary: The Killing Fields Of Dr. Haing S. Ngor
Banyon Blog“When the credits rolled, I was numb. Watching his life unfold, watching our country descend into an abyss.”
Read the full article here: http://www.banyanblog.com/home/new-documentary-the-killing-fields-of-haing-s-ngor
August 23, 2015
Cambodians Moved By A Documentary
Procès des Khmers Rouges
“…The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor has upset many Cambodians: moved by the hardships he went through, impressed by his charisma and the calm and firm way he delves into the tragic history of Cambodia.”
Read the full article here: http://proceskhmersrouges.net/?p=1761
August 23, 2015
Film Celebrates Khmer Rouge Survivor’s Life
“…the documentary is an important piece of work, because Cambodians should be reminded about the past and inspired to tell their stories.”
Read the full article here: http://www.aa.com.tr/en/politics/cambodia-film-celebrates-khmer-rouge-survivors-life/7476
August 23, 2015
The Shadow and Legacy of The Killing Fields
The Khmer Times
“… the audience was moved to see the romantic and painful life of the man whose face will be forever known for introducing the horrors of Cambodia’s dark history to Hollywood.”
Read the full article here: http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14826/the-shadow-and-legacy-of-the-killing-fields/
August 23, 2015
CAMBODIA DAILY FEATURE STORY
“I didn’t want the murder to be what people remembered. Murder doesn’t end his legacy; in some ways, it propels it and keeps it going,” Mr. Dong said.
Read the full article here: https://www.cambodiadaily.com/weekend/dr-ngors-killing-fields-86689/
June 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER INTERVIEW
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, follows Dr. Ngor’s incredible story from the killing fields of Cambodia to the red carpets of Hollywood, revealing a charismatic man and purposeful survivor.
Read the full article here: http://www.iexaminer.org/2015/06/the-killing-fields-of-dr-haing-s-ngor-tells-story-of-love-survival/
June 4, 2015
THE SEATTLE TIMES REVIEW
Eleven highlights of SIFF 2015: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor among the films recommended by Seattle Times reviewers.
Read the full article here: http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/7-highlights-of-siff-2015s-final-weekend/
June 3, 2015
* * * * * FIVE STARS! “…deftly integrates portions of Ngor’s autobiography, written in the 1980s, with mountains of archival film footage, video clips and photographs, along with newly created animation… Punctuating Ngor’s story is the searing score by Mark Adler.
Read the full review: http://www.examiner.com/review/caamfest-review-the-killing-fields-of-dr-haing-s-ngor
March 17, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE FEATURE STORY
“I wanted to have this person, Dr. Ngor, who is dead, in the same room with me as if he was telling the story from a personal point of view,” [filmmaker Arthur] Dong said.
March 15, 2015
THE PHNOM PENH POST FEATURE STORY
The Phnom Penh Post‘s Poppy McPherson reports from Cambodia on the production of The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Read the full article: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/7days/documentary-killing-fields-star-set-screen
December 20, 2013
PRODUCTION GRANT: NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngorhas been awarded a production grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities’ Bridging Cultures initiative. “The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to fund the nation’s finest humanities projects,” said NEH Deputy Chairman Carole Watson. Read the NEH press release: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2013-12-02
December 2, 2013
NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES LIFE OF DR. HAING S. NGOR
Dong wrote the full-length screenplay based on Dr. Ngor’s 500-page autobiography, some 300 pages of transcripts, over 30 hours of archival footage, television talk shows, news stories, extensive historical and background research, and consultation with a distinguished panel of advisors. Read the full article.
July 14, 2013
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE / MacARTHUR FOUNDATION PRODUCTION GRANT
The Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Initiative awarded a production grant to The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor to enhance knowledge and awareness regarding a critical issue.
July 11, 2013
CAL HUMANITIES PRODUCTION GRANT
April 2, 2013
CAL HUMANITIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Cal Humanities awarded a research and development grant to The Haing S. Ngor Film Project under its California Documentary Project program, which encourages film documentaries to explore issues and stories or critical importance to California. Read the press release.
May 19, 2012
ASIAN CONNECTION INTERVIEW WITH ARTHUR DONG
Reporter Suzanne Kai caught up with director Arthur Dong to discuss his new projects and the filmmaking craft. Read the full interview.
March 28, 2012
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES GRANT
As a part of the NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative – which encourages projects that explore the ways in which cultures from around the globe have influenced American society – a research and development grant has been awarded to “The Haing S. Ngor Project.” Read the press release.
December 1, 2011
INVESTING IN ARTIST GRANT
The Center for Cultural Innovation awarded an Investing in Artist grant to Arthur Dong to upgrade his editing system in preparation for work on “The Haing S. Ngor Film Project”. Read the press release.
October 1, 2010