Loung wrote this memoir in 2001, sharing her experience caught in the Khmer Rouge and the horrors she and her family went through. Other memoir’s about the Khmer Rouge like; ‘Year Zero’ by Seng Ty and ‘Stay Alive My Son’ by Pin Thay also tell personal stories about the Khmer Rouge and inspire their audience with the bravery of the author’s.
Though all of these memoir’s are incredible pieces of work, Loung Ung’s book was chosen by Angelina Jolie for it’s confronting story. Ung’s book has been flooded with attention on social media and the movie adaptation will premiere later in 2017.
“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it..” – George Santayana