DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN
DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA'S LOST ROCK AND ROLL
During the '60s and early '70s, as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head, creating a sound like no other. But as Cambodian society — young musicians in particular — embraced Western culture, the country was rapidly moving to war. After taking over the country on April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge began eliminating all traces of modernity and Western influence. This documentary tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphed into rock and roll, blossomed and was nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. DIR/PROD John Pirozzi; PROD Andrew Pope. U.S./Cambodia/France, 2014, color/b&w, 105 min. In English, French and Khmer with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.