Diaspora, Family, Memory
Presented in conjunction with UCSB Reads 2019, this program of six shorts by filmmakers from the Vietnamese diaspora includes documentary, narrative, and experimental films. Like this year’s UCSB Reads text The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, these short films take up questions of Vietnamese heritage, family, and memory. This selection of films was curated in cooperation with the Viet Film Fest. Filmmakers Kady Le, Lan Nguyen, and Quyên Nguyen-Le will join moderator erin Khuê Ninh (Asian American Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.
Films to be screened:
“Like Mother, Like Daughter,” directed by Kady Le (USA)
“Bị Kẹt,” directed by Lan Nguyen (USA)
“Easter,” directed by Chih Chieh Wu (Czech Republic)
“Nước (Water/Homeland),” directed by Quyên Nguyen-Le (USA)
“Spring Leaves,” directed by Stéphane Ly-Cuong (France)
“Every Grain of Rice,” directed by Carol Nguyen (Canada)
Sponsored by Carsey-Wolf Center, Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, and UCSB Library.
This event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat. Tickets will be released on Thursday, March 21 at 11:00 AM. To reserve a seat, please visit https://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/vff/