Nate from Lowell, MA. 7:07, Released July 2016. "About the importance of archiving memory through the lens of a record collector who preserved Cambodian popular music history."
In Cambodia, popular music has yet to be recognized as a part of cultural heritage. There are no institutions that preserve, archive, and research lost and hidden popular music.
An entire generation of musicians died along with an estimate 2 million people in the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979.
Nate Hun born in Lowell, MA began collecting and preserving prewar Cambodian popular music in his childhood, becoming an expert on Cambodian rock as a collector of records, tapes, and other memorabilia.
This short film is about Nate who is at the heart of preservation of Cambodian popular music.
Film by LinDa Saphan
Cinematography by John Pirozzi
Edited by Edmund Carson
Starring: Nate Hun and Samoeun HunSCREENINGS:
February 24-25, 2018 | CPH Annual Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark. Selected for Best Short Documentary
March 4th, 2017 | Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Spain. Selected for Best Documentary Short.
April 3rd, 2017 | TMC London Film Festival, London UK. Selected for Best Foreign Documentary Short.
May 9-12, 2017 | Shorts Off Film Festival, Llanelli, UK. Selected for Short Documentary
December 9 2017 | IOWF (International Online Web Fest), London, UK. Selected for short film.
July 29-31, 2016 | iChill film Fest, Manila, Philippines, Selected for Short documentary
August 2016 | Short to the Point, Bucharest, Romania, nominated for Best Short Documentary
Screening August 26, 2016 | Moving Pictures Festival, Antwerp, Belgium. Selected for International Short Film
September 3, 2016 | Cambodian Town Film Festival, Long Beach, CA, USA.
September 4, 2016 | Roma Cinema DOC, Rome, Italy. Selected for International Documentary Short
September 11, 2016 | Move Me Productions Belgium - Short Film Festival, Antwerp, selected for Best Documentary Short