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DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK & ROLL

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John Pirozzi / USA / 2014 / 107 mins / French, Khmer and English with English subtitles / Documentary

The 1960s in Cambodia saw the emergence of a wildly popular form of music that blended international rock and soul with their own indigenous music traditions. The eventual rise of the Khmer Rouge to power inevitably placed a halt on this, as artists were among the first to be  targeted in crackdowns on dissidents. Through archival footage, obscure recordings and contemporary interviews, this film reminds us of the power that music can hold for a culture living in the shadow of conflict and fear.

 

This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.

 

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