Actress Angelina Jolie arrives for a news conference at a hotel in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.It is the second movie by Jolie to tackle the subject of genocide -- in 2011 she made a film about the Bosnian conflict featuring mostly local actors.The Hollywood star previously said it was Maddox who pushed her to make the film.In a tribute to those who survived the brutal regime, Jolie pushed to ensure the film would be both made by Cambodians and accessible to them.The film is also co-produced by Rithy Panh, Cambodia's most acclaimed filmmaker.The Cambodian government has welcomed Jolie's film so far.
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