Under the Khmer Rouge regime of 1975 to 1979, musicians were subjected to the most extreme form of censorship—death. Like so much else in Pol Pot’s Cambodia, records were gathered up and destroyed, and the musicians that produced them killed. By 1979 and the fall of the Democratic Kampuchea regime, memories of the homegrown rock ‘n’ roll music of the freewheeling 1960s and early 1970s were mostly buried alongside the many who lost their lives. Now, a new documentary film, which will have its world premiere Saturday night in Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk Theater, has helped unearth the lost
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