“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.
DIRECTOR: John Pirozzi
SYNOPSIS: Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, Pirozzi examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic history.