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Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/18/2017
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie smiles before a press conference in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launches her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" in Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) © The Associated Press Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie smiles before a press conference in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launches her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" in Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on the plight of young people in various war zones today.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie smiles before a press conference in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launches her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" in Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) © The Associated Press Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie smiles before a press conference in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launches her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" in Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

"First They Killed My Father" is based on author and human rights activist Loung Ung's account of her survival as a child under the 1975-79 communist Khmer Rouge regime, believed to be responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians from starvation, disease and execution.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, center, stands with her adopted children Pax, left, Maddox, waving second from right, Zahara, right, while they wait to meet Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launch her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" in the Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) © The Associated Press Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, center, stands with her adopted children Pax, left, Maddox, waving second from right, Zahara, right, while they wait to meet Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launch her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" in the Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Speaking at a news conference Saturday ahead of the film's premiere in Cambodia, the actress-turned-director said she hopes the movie will "remind everybody that there are little Loung's all around the world today" in various war zones and corners of the world.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, center, stands with her group members as they wait before meeting Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, in Siem Reap province, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launch her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" is presiding over by King Sihamoni, in Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, center, stands with her group members as they wait before meeting Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, in Siem Reap province, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Jolie on Saturday launch her two-day film screening of "First They Killed My Father" is presiding over by King Sihamoni, in Angkor complex in Siem Reap province. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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