Marie Michael Library


Forgetting Vietnam


90 min.

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One of the myths surrounding the creation of Vietnam involves a fight between two dragons whose intertwined bodies fell into the South China Sea and formed Vietnam's curving S-shaped coastline. This video commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of the war and draws inspiration from ancient legend and from water as a force evoked in every aspect of Vietnamese culture. The encounter with the ancient and the new in a time of rapid globalization creates a space where local inhabitants, immigrants and veterans remember yesterday's stories to comment on today's events.

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