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It seems like Maddox Jolie-Pitt is following in the footsteps of his parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The 16-year-old earned his first executive producer credit and worked alongside his mother in First They Killed My Father, which will soon be released on Netflix. Find out more about the First They Killed My Father release date, right here.

Another eagerly-awaited film hitting Netflix is the Angelina Jolie directed, First They Killed My Father. And it looks like this was a family effort as Maddox Jolie-Pitt is an executive producer of the First They Killed My Father movie adaptation! His younger brother, Pax Jolie-Pitt, worked as a set photographer on the film, as well.

In an interview, 16-year-old Maddox revealed what it was like to work with his mother saying, “[She’s] fun, funny, and easy to work with, she’s a wonder.” He further added, “I was trying to help wherever I could.” When asked about the one thing he loves about Cambodia, his native country, he replied, “The people by far. [They are] calm, relaxed, and when they want to do something wild, they do it — much like me in a way. I’m proud to be a Cambodian.” After watching the First They Killed My Father’s trailer, the main thing people want to know is when the movie’s release date will be.

What Is First They Killed My Father About?

The biographical historical film was directed by Angelina Jolie and Rithy Panh, and written by Jolie and Loung Ung. The movie is based on human rights activist Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name.

First They Killed My Father follows the true story of a family faced with hardships during the Cambodian Civil War. It specifically focuses on Ung’s journey to survive after being separated from her family, and becoming a child soldier.

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When she was five, Ung lived with her family in Phnom Penh and the Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city. Her family was initially able to stay together by constantly moving, but Ung’s older siblings were sent to a teenagers camp. Soon after, the army came for her father. Worried that her other kids would be taken away, Ung’s mother had them pretend to be orphans and sent them away for their safety.

Fortunately, Ung and four of her siblings survived and were able to reunite after the war. Ung said that they watched First They Killed My Father and, “They can’t stop watching it. They know that Angie … and all those who made the film made it with love, and also made it to honor the lives of not only those lost, but also the lives of those who survived.”

Netflix’s First They Killed My Father Release Date

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First They Killed My Father is scheduled to be released on September 15, 2017, on Netflix. The film was made in Cambodia with a Cambodian crew and cast. About the movie, Jolie said, “This is their film, I wanted to bring the tools and make it possible. … It would only be possible if we were allowed to be there, if the people there wanted to participate.”

Angelina Jolie’s eldest son, Maddox, was born in Battambang, Cambodia. The actress adopted him on March 10, 2002, from an orphanage when he was only seven months old. Talking about her son, Jolie said, “He goes back and forth [to Cambodia] a lot, but this would be over four months of just being in the country, really reading, listening, learning and absorbing all things about his culture and country [including] the very, very dark parts.”