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Surname Viêt, Given Name Nam [videorecording]

a film by Trinh T. Minh-ha ; directed, written, edited and translated by Trinh T. Minh-ha
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Trinh T. Minh-ha's film looks at the many faces of culture of Vietnamese women as seen in staged interviews, dance footage, and manipulated archival images. Also questions the politics of interviewing and the problems of translation in filmmaking.
Director
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Performers
Tran Thi Hien (Ly, Hien), Khien Lai (Thu Van, Khien), Ngo Kim Nhuy (Cat Tien, Kim), Tran Thi Bich Yen (Anh, Yen), Lan Trinh (Lan), Sue Whitfield (Lan's friend).
Release Date
1989
Run Time
108 min.
Language
In English and Vietnamese or in Vietnamese with English subtitles
Notes
Originally produced in 1989.
Credits
Cinematography, Kathleen Beeler ; associate producer, art direction, Jean-Paul Bourdier ; folk poetry sung by Ngoc Tu, with voices of Lan Trinh and Trinh T. Minh-ha ; rhythmic improvisation on drum and solo of the dan kim by Tran Van Khe, with spoons and woodblock by Tran Quang Hai and Tran Thi Thuy Ngoc ; excerpts of folksong "Gian ma thuong" by Thu Hien ; excerpts of "A Lullaby" and "Song of the boat people" sung by Sister Phuong, written by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : Women Make Movies, [2005]
Description
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, full screen.
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