Rocking Cambodia: Rise of a Pop Diva

A musical odyssey of intergalactic dimensions

Directed by Marc Eberle | Executive producers: Angus Macqueen and Sharyn Prentice

In a Phnom Penh karaoke bar in 2009 Australian musician Julien Poulson hears the extraordinary voice of poor village girl Srey Thy. The result is romance and the birth of the Rocking Cambodia, a thrilling musical explosion that wows audiences worldwide with sounds from the 1960s and ‘70s golden age of Cambodian rock.

Filmed over five years this intimate documentary tells the story of performers whose struggle to overcome poverty, trauma and obscurity has never been easy.

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This film was broadcast in the UK on BBC4 in March 2015

 

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