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Surname Viet Given Name Nam

Women Make Movies
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Of marriage and loyalty: “Daughter, she obeys her father/ Wife, she obeys her husband/ Widow, she obeys her son.”. Vietnamese-born Trinh T. Minh-ha’s profoundly personal documentary explores the role of Vietnamese women 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..

Surname Viet Given Name Nam

Women Make Movies, 1989.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

In Process Record.; Title from title frames.; Film

Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 1989.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Women Make Movies (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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