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AsiaLENS Film Screening: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten

Event Type
Film Screening
Topics
asia, asialens, cambodia, documentary, film, music
Sponsor
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)/Asian Education Media Service (AEMS); Spurlock Museum
Location
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana)
Date
Apr 11, 2017   7:00 pm  
Cost
free and open to the public
Originating Calendar
CEAPS Events Calendar

Through the eyes, words and songs of its popular music stars of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, this feature length documentary examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past, culminating in the genocidal Khmer Rouge’s dismantling of the society and murder of 2,000,000 of its citizens. Combining interviews of the surviving musicians themselves with never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, the film tracks the twist and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. (2015, John Pirozzi, 106 min)

Introduction and post screening discussion online with LinDa Saphan, Ph.D., Associate Producer, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten; Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Mount Saint Vincent.

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