The Roots Remain (trailer)
With FONKi, Visal Sok, Kosal Khiev, Lisha, Dj Illest, Peap Tarr, Lisa Mam and more
The once rich and thriving Cambodian culture was decimated and eliminated from the history books by the barbaric Khmer Rouge during the genocide of the 1970’s. 30 years after the genocide, the Cambodian diaspora’s young, coming from all over the world, are returning to the motherland and introducing hip-hop culture to help revitalize the fractured Khmer culture. These Cambodian youths are trying to inspire the post-genocide generation to take ownership of their future. In their quest, they are claiming back the artistic and cultural heritage of their ancestors, enriching it with contemporary techniques and influences. Through their dedicated work, these young people are trying to heal Cambodia.