Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is a documentary film about Cambodian rock music in the 1960s and 1970s, before the Khmer Rouge regime and Cambodian Genocide.
1h 45min | Documentary, Music
Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll’ examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past, culminating in the genocidal Khmer Rouge’s dismantling of the society and murder of two million of its citizens.
Combining interviews of the surviving Cambodian musicians themselves (a total of 150 hours 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.
Will surely appeal to rock ‘n’ rollers, but deserves the widest possible audience.
– SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE