Haing S. Ngor Doc Kicks Off ‘Doc World’

Doc World, a collection of 10 documentaries telling stories from around the globe, is now running selected Sundays at 10 pm ET on World Channel. The first episode, The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, tells the story of the Cambodian homicide survivor who went on to win an Oscar for his role in the The Killing Fields (1984) and was later killed in a Los Angeles Chinatown alley. It premiered over-the-air on September 18 and can now be streamed online. Here’s a trailer:

Subsequent Doc World offerings, to premiere over-the-air before becoming available at www.worldchannel.org, include:

  • Tocando la Luz (September 25) Translated as “Touch the Light,” the film ”weaves together the lives of three blind women trying to survive in the rapidly changing country of Cuba”;
  • Among the Believers (October 16) — IMDB describes this as “an unsettling and eye-opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque in Pakistan, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.”

wc-logoTo find your local World Channel station, go to www.worldchannel.org and click on the “Set Station” tab. And, if you want to see Haing S. Ngor’s Oscar-winning performance after viewing the documentary about him, The Killing Fields can be streamed for $2.99 from Google Play, iTunes, YouTube and other sources.



About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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