REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB
Directed by David Osako
The discovery of old reel-to-reel tape recordings exhumed from the back of a closet leads to the resurrection of treasures from the Japanese-American musical culture of the 1950s-1960s, recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.
David Osako is a Sansei Japanese American lawyer/photographer/filmmaker. His work focuses on bringing Little Tokyo’s characters and stories to life. He strives to preserve Japanese American history in Southern California.
John Pirozzi / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA/Cambodia/France / 2014 / Documentary / 105 minsDuring the '60s and early '70s, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head — creating a sound like no other. But this artistic movement, and its artists, were nearly wiped out when the Khmer Rouge rose to power. This film is a celebration of the incredible music that came from Cambodia and explores how important it is to Cambodian culture both past and present.