First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Poignant, violent story of child during Khmer Rouge's reign.

NR 2017 135 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

As seen through the eyes of a child

This will be panned and overlooked for what its not by people too narrow minded to appreciate what it is. If you forget who made it, forget that a woman directed it, only then will it get recognition on its merit and artistry in film making.

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