Filming the movie was a family affair for the actress, who has had a close connection to the country dating back to when she filmed Tomb Raider there on location 17 years ago. She adopted her oldest child, Maddox, 15, from Cambodia two years later.
When she returned to film First They Killed My Father, which depicts the devastation inflicted on Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge communist party in the 1970s, she enlisted Maddox and Pax, 13, to work on production, and the rest of the kids — Zahara, 12, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — joined the family in country during filming.
At the premiere, Shiloh told the crowd in the Cambodian language of Khmer: “My name is Shiloh and I love Cambodia.”
This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.