Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (NR)
in Cambodia. Musicians took Western rock and roll and added the hypnotic melodies and rhythms of their traditional music to create a unique sound. The beautiful singing of their renowned female vocalists became the final touch that made this mix so enticing.
Through the memories and songs of these musicians Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll tells the tale of this musical flourishing before the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime decimated the country, wiped out any trace of western influence, and murdered an estimated two million Cambodians. Intellectuals, artists and musicians were particularly targeted and eliminated.
Combining interviews of the surviving Cambodian musicians 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. The film is a celebration of the incredible music that came from Cambodia and explores how important it is to Cambodian society both past and present.
Friday, September 8th 2017
Doors open at 7.30pm
The show starts at 8.00pm
Running time: 1h 45m
What the critics say:
“The first two-thirds of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten is a pure and joyous celebration of the music. The last third is an avowal of just how potent rock ‘n’ roll can be.” Village Voice
“A fervent cry for the power of music.” Washington Post
“What a bold feat of a film this is! If you love music…then you need to see this film.” Examiner.com
“A fascinating, beautifully realized story that urgently needs telling.” Nonfics.com