presented in association with the International Southeast Asian Film Festival
The work of acclaimed filmmaker and cultural theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha embodies a profound postcolonial critique of documentary form, interweaving visual and textual poetics with incisive grace. Trinh’s Forgetting Vietnam (2015) portrays Vietnamese landscape and culture, examining the daily contributions of women to Vietnamese society and the vital role played by water in Vietnamese history and national identity. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the American War, Forgetting Vietnam also examines issues of memory in relation to war and homeland, and touches on trauma of international scale in the context of the current war-with-no-end against terrorism.
Pictured above: Forgetting Vietnam (2015) by Trinh T. Minh-ha