2016, Trinh T. Minh-ha, South Korea/Vietnam/USA, 90 min.
- Fri, Apr 6th 4:00pm
- Tue, Apr 10th 6:00pm
The multilayered films of Trinh T. Minh-ha (REASSEMBLAGE, SURNAME VIET GIVEN NAME NAM) escape categorization, moving freely among and between documentary, fictional, experimental and essay modes. Trinh, who was born in Hanoi and grew up in South Vietnam during the war, conceived FORGETTING VIETNAM as a reflection on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war. Using as its central image the interplay between land and water in Vietnam's history, and layering its images with fragments of superimposed text and frames-within-the frame, the film explores marginalized areas of Vietnamese society, including bus and taxi drivers, street vendors, women at prayer, and new voices in poetry. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)
Tuesday lecture by Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago