Directed by: Marc Eberle 2015 | 75 min.

Section: Sound X Vision

Premiere: United States Premiere

Film Website

Countries: Australia, United Kingdom

Languages: English, Khmer, with English subtitles

Genres: Biography, Documentary, Music


In 2009 wandering Australian musician Julien Poulson walks into a Phnom Penh bar. At the karaoke microphone is Srey Thy, a poor village girl who has dreamed of being a professional singer all her life. Srey Thy adores the rock’n’roll classics from Cambodia’s golden age of the 1960s and ‘70s. Julien adores Srey Thy’s voice and choice of material. The result of their meeting is romance and the formation of The Cambodian Space Project, a thrilling rock ‘n’ roll explosion that wows audiences from London and Paris to Hong Kong and Sydney.

From their formative days putting the band together to playing on the world’s stage, Julien and Srey Thy’s collaboration is rollercoaster ride filled with passion, ambition and cross-cultural challenges. Set to soul-stirring music that carries the joy and sorrow of Cambodia’s past in its unique rhythms THE CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT - NOT EASY ROCK’N’ROLL tells the joyful, sad, uplifting and strikingly intimate tale of struggling performers whose path from obscurity, poverty and trauma to relative fame and no fortune has never been easy.


Friday, November 13 8:30 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Monday, November 16 4:30 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Marc Eberle
Producer Marc Eberle, Richard Kuipers
Cast Srey Channthy, Julien Poulson, Dy Saveth
Cinematographer Marc Eberle
Editor Andrea Lang
Other Crew
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