Several years ago when I first heard about Don't Think I've Forgotten (2014), a film about how the thriving music scene of the 60s and 70s that was devastated by the rise to power of the Khmer Rouge, I contributed to the Kickstarter campaign for the film. It seemed like a fascinating subject. There have been several moving books and documentaries made about that harrowing time, but this one focuses on something that was an everyday joy in the lives of millions of Khmers and was first utilized by the ruling faction then completely obliterated. Some of the musicians managed to survive but many perished with other intellectuals and professionals. It was fascinating to see surf rock guitar bands, crooners, girl groups, and others take American music and shape it into Khmer music by filtering the music through their language and create individual interpretations of the songs. Even then then the world was global and if records could be exported then the music could be incorporated into the local culture. I really enjoyed this documentary and felt it was artistically produced and edited to highlight the strengths of the story and give context as to why things happened the way they did. All the archival film footage and music is certainly impressive-I'm very surprised that as much as was shown in the filmed survived the Khmer Rouge years of control.