Rocking Cambodia: The Rise of a Pop Diva
75 min • Culture, Society • 2015
In 2009, wandering Australian musician Julien Poulson walks into a Phnom Penh karaoke bar. At the microphone is Srey Thy, a poor village girl whose lifelong dream is to become a professional singer. Nothing could have prepared them for what happened next…
Featuring incredible graphics and rare cinematic archive from the personal films of King Sihanouk, this is the joyful, sad, uplifting and strikingly intimate story of struggling performers whose path from obscurity, poverty and trauma to fame and no fortune has never been easy.