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


“Cambodia is deeply routed in music”, proudly states one interviewee; and it shows true as locals in the streets dance freely, expressing their love for music.

This glimpse into the forgotten past of Cambodia is more a window into history, nine years in the making – yet that doesn’t seem enough time to expose the tragedies of the oppressive Khmer Rouge’s bloody reign.

Locals, relations of massacred pop stars, and US ambassadors portray a grand picture of the bygone age. It’s a touching documentary, seeded with album art and a plethora of classic music which helps the past come to life.

Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is less of a musical exploration documentary, and more a window into the historical past of the country.

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