M+ Screenings: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape provides a composite, contemporary perspective on recent Southeast Asia moving image works. On 18 September, the programme comes to Tai Kwun with a free screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll.
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll (2014)
John Pirozzi | 106 min | 2014 | USA / Cambodia | Digital | English, Khmer, and French with English and Chinese subtitles
Post-Screening Skype Q&A with
John Pirozzi, director, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll
Dr LinDa Saphan, Assistant Professor of Sociology,
College of Mount Vincent
The documentary presents the mesmerising sounds of Cambodia’s vibrant music scene of the 1960s and early 1970s — voices that are a testament to its lasting significance, despite its near eradication during the Khmer Rouge regime. Capturing the images, words, songs, and voices of musicians through rare archival materials from Cambodia’s mid-century popular music, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten follows the evolution of Cambodian rock and roll, its contemporary rediscovery, and the emergence of a new, vibrant music culture.
M+ Screenings: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape programme website: www.westkowloon.hk/en/mplusscreenings
John Pirozzi (United States) is a director and cinematographer specialising in music documentaries. In addition to directing music videos for Queens of the Stone Age, Calexico, and Victoria Williams, he has shot numerous performances by U2 and Leonard Cohen. His first feature-length documentary film, Sleepwalking through the Mekong (2007), chronicles the Los Angeles–based band Dengue Fever’s first trip to Cambodia.