Behind the scenes filming reenactment scene for feature doc ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten’ in Cambodia.

Traditional Women Dancing in Scene from 1960s Cambodian Movie

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at filming for Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten.  This is from one of our really cool reenactment scenes.  Here you see director John Pirozzi filming some hip contemporary Cambodian kids portraying hip Cambodian kids from the 1970’s.  The story behind this scene tells of a sad time in the nation’s history, but the movie is full of inspiring people and fun moments too!

Yvon Hem passed away today. He is in our film talking about Cambodian cinema and the golden age of Cambodia… He was very much full of life and a very generous person.  Our deep sympathies go out to his friends, fans and family.

Photo courtesy Chou Davy, caption: Shooting of Golden Slumbers.

Yvon Hem passed away today. He is in our film talking about Cambodian cinema and the golden age of Cambodia… He was very much full of life and a very generous person.  Our deep sympathies go out to his friends, fans and family.

Photo courtesy Chou Davy, caption: Shooting of Golden Slumbers.

Sublime Frequencies label run by members of The Sun City Girls. Over the last decade the label has released what they call “obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers.” This includes folk and pop from Southeast Asia and the Middle East as well as field recordings, radio broadcasts, and ceremonial music from all over the globe. The label’s releases are produced in limited quantities (usually 1,000 copies), and are generally not reprinted.

Sublime Frequencies label run by members of The Sun City Girls. Over the last decade the label has released what they call “obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers.” This includes folk and pop from Southeast Asia and the Middle East as well as field recordings, radio broadcasts, and ceremonial music from all over the globe. The label’s releases are produced in limited quantities (usually 1,000 copies), and are generally not reprinted.

Ros Sereysothea - Yom Srolaunh

Kyoum (Proud Mary in Khmer)

Beautiful Sinn Sisamouth cover.

How much do you love this song?!  Do you know the story behind it?  We’ve got it in our Cambodian Rock-n-Roll documentary, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten!  (Along with the only known footage of the artist Yol Aularong.)

Paris Exposition: Cambodian Pavilion, Paris, France, 1900. Palace of Cambodia.
From the Brooklyn Museum Archives, Goodyear Archival Collection. 

Paris Exposition: Cambodian Pavilion, Paris, France, 1900. Palace of Cambodia.

From the Brooklyn Museum Archives, Goodyear Archival Collection

Community Radio in Cambodia.  Pretty cool oral history project!  http://wpmu.mah.se/nmict11group6/case-studies/cambodia-a-case-study/

Community Radio in Cambodia.  Pretty cool oral history project! 

http://wpmu.mah.se/nmict11group6/case-studies/cambodia-a-case-study/