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Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 12:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Through the eyes, words and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s- and what a wonderfully odd mix of musical styles permeated Phnom Phen in the 1960s - this film examines and unravels Cambodia's tragic past, culminating in the genocidal Khmer Rouge's dismantling of the society and murder of 2,000,000 of its citizens. Combining interviews of the surviving Cambodian musicians themselves (A total of 150 hours worth of interviews were filmed), with never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, this documentary tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country.  In Khmer and French with English subtitles.
  • Directed by John Pirozzi
  • 2014, Usa/Fra/Cam
  • 105 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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