Cambodia: Film about Khmer Rouge regime’s music censorship


After a decade of research, the American filmmaker John Pirozzi is telling the story of music censorship in Cambodia in the 1960s and 1970s in the film ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll’, which opens at Film Forum in New York, USA, on 22 April 2015.

“Through grainy clips of bell-bottomed rockers and tearful contemporary interviews, the film traces the original music and its unlikely resilience, fitting into a niche of heart-stirring music documentaries like ‘Searching for Sugar Man” and’ ‘20 Feet From Stardom’.”

“The soundtrack to ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten’ uses 20 original, unremixed recordings, many restored from extremely rare vinyl copies.”
Ben Sisario in New York Times

2:42 minute trailer for ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll’. Published on on 17 February 2014.

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» New York Times – 9 April 2015:
‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,’ a Documentary, Revives Cambodia’s Silenced Sounds