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PAAFF Film Club – Surname Viet Given Name Nam

April 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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For our April meeting, we will be discussing Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989). Vietnamese-born Trinh T. Minh-ha’s profoundly personal documentary explores the role of Vietnamese women both 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.A theoretically and formally complex work, Surname Viet Given Name Nam explores the difficulty of translation and themes of dislocation and exile, critiquing both traditional society and life since the war.

You can access this documentary for FREE on Kanopy.

Our April meeting is scheduled for April 17, at 3PM ET/12PM PT. We will send a meeting registration link soon!

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April 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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