Even though its narrative deals with the Pentagon Papers, which revealed secret details of US actions during the Vietnam War, the 1970s scandal serves as an allegory of the current political climate.
“First They Killed My Father” has been nominated for an Oscar in the foreign language film category.
Villagers who have suffered from the American bombs want the US to cancel the war debt.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is to file a request with the United Nations that US chemical bombs be cleared from Cambodian territory.
Prime Minister Hun Sen orders the Health Ministry to investigate the well-being of villagers living within the vicinity of an estimated 15 chemical bomb sites.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre and chemical weapons experts begin removing two Vietnam War-era bombs.
Sar Hun recalls seeing all manner of US planes and helicopters in the sky from the 1968 to 1975, when America dropped thousands of bombs on Cambodia.
The Prime Minister urges the US to assist Cambodia in removing unexploded bombs that its forces dropped on the country during the Vietnam War.
The Ministry of Defence holds an emergency meeting over two tear gas barrel bombs.
An excoriating tragi-comic novel, a bestseller in the US, it not only dismantles the Hollywood myth of the Vietnam conflict but turns it inside out.