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Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989) Dir. Trinh T Min-ha. Image courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com

Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989) Dir. Trinh T Min-ha. Image courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com

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Screening: Surname Viet Given Name Nam

18 Aug 2014

6.30pm - 8pm

Free, The Space

Surname Viet Given Name Nam (Dir. Trinh T Min-ha. 1989, 108mins)

Vietnamese-born Trinh T. Minh-ha’s profoundly personal documentary explores the role of Vietnamese women historically and in contemporary society. Using dance, printed texts, folk poetry and the words and experiences of Vietnamese women in Vietnam—from both North and South—and the United States, Trinh’s film challenges official culture with the voices of women. 

 

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