Forgetting Vietnam

USA 2015. Dir: Trinh T. Minh-ha. 90 min. Blu-ray Disc

In Person: Trinh T. Minh-ha

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Drawing on ancient stories of Vietnam’s creation, this lyrical film essay from Trinh T. Minh-ha (Surname Viet Given Name Nam) moves between Hi-8 footage shot in 1995 and digital footage filmed in 2012. Images of contemporary life in Vietnam unfold in a dialogue between land and water, the two elements that form the Vietnamese term for country, “đất nứớc.” Through the experiences of local inhabitants, immigrants, and veterans, Forgetting Vietnam honours the survivors of the Vietnam War and commemorates the 40th anniversary of the war’s end.

Trinh T. Minh-ha will be in attendance to introduce and discuss Forgetting Vietnam. A reception will be held afterwards in The Cinematheque lobby. Copies of Trinh's most recent book, Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared (2016), will be available to purchase.

Moderated by Helen Leung, Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies at SFU David Lam Centre.

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Regular ticket prices in effect. Membership in The Cinematheque or Centre A will be accepted for this event.

Trinh T. Minh-ha is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, composer, and scholar whose films have been given over fifty retrospectives internationally. She has lectured worldwide on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

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