Oh, Saigon

Doan Hoàng Deustuko Unibertsitatean egon da “Oh, Saigon”  dokumental autobiografikoa erakusten.  Neska vietnamita- amerikar honen aurkezpenak jende asko hunkitu eta askoren ezagutzak zabaldu zituen (ni barne) Vietnam-go guda izan zena bezalako gertaera historiko gogor eta mingarriaren gainean; beraz, ikusi nuen momentutik, hurrengo post honetarako gai aproposa iruditu zitzaidan, eta horrela, ikusteko aukera izan ez zutenengana ere iristeko aprobetxatuko dut.

Accompanied by gripping images from the war, ‘Oh, Saigon’ is an in-depth, compelling documentary about one refugee family’s attempts to face its divided past and heal the physical and emotional wounds of the Vietnam War.

A Vietnamese family attempts to resolve its divided past when three brothers — one capitalist, one communist, one anti-war — who fought against each other in the Vietnam War meet again after decades and confront their differences. Meanwhile, two first generation Vietnamese American sisters try to reconcile a difficult past that altered the course of their lives.

Oh Saigon! is a thought provoking documentary that takes single most vivid snap shot of the fall of South Vietnam (the helicopter taking off from the roof of the US Embassy) and gives that still photo life as you discover the human toll such a daring escape takes. This is a film about consequences, the consequence of sibling’s taking opposing sides in war, the consequences of a teenager going out with friends after school. Amazingly, each of the results of these decisions, whether they are big or small, is life changing. Thankfully, most viewers have not lived through a civil war, but this documentary reminds each of us that though life can be treacherous the ties that bind family can over come incredible hardship, political upheaval, and long distances.

Awards

  1. Recipient – Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Award
  2. Recipient – ITVS (Independent Television Service) Open Call Award
  3. Recipient – Center For Asian American Media´s (CAAM) Media Fund Award
  4. Grand Jury Prize – Best Documentary – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, May 2008
  5. Best Documentary Award – 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, May 2008
  6. Best Brooklyn Film – 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, May 2008
  7. Best of the Fest – Austin Film Festival, February 2008
  8. Best Documentary Nominee – San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, March 2007
  9. Grand Jury Prize Nominee – Vietnamese International Film Festival, April 2009

Iratxe Fresnedak, kazetari eta Ikus-entzunezko Komunikazio irakaslea, Garan (2011/11/13) “Oh, Saigon”-i buruz argitaratutako artikulu-kritika-iritzia irakurtzea gomendatzen dut: http://www.gara.net/paperezkoa/20111113/303239/es/Oh-Saigon

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  1. November 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    ¡Hola! Gracias para escribiendo de mi documental. Soy directora de Oh, Saigon y me llamo Doan Hoang. Mi madre se llama Anne Hoàng. Con mucho gusto, Doan

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