Nước (Water/Homeland)

Experimental,Narrative,Short,

Produced in USA | 2016 | 6 min

Language: English and Vietnamese

Fri Oct 12 at 11:00am-12:45pm

SET 1: LOVE IN ITS MANY FORMS (Shorts Set)

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Sat Oct 13 at 4:00pm-5:40pm

SET 7: THE ISLAND

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Synopsis

An experimental narrative short film about a queer Vietnamese American teen who attempts to piece together and understand their mom’s experience as a Vietnam War refugee. The journey pulls us into a fantastical series of iconic historical photographs, ultimately highlighting the complexity of understanding another’s experiences and instead opens up possibilities for building relationships based on presence and co-existence. In loving memory of My Le Nghiem.

Tóm Lược Nội Dung

Nước (Water/Homeland) là phim ngắn về một thiếu niên queer Mỹ gốc Việt, nỗ lực chắp nối và thấu hiểu trải nghiệm của mẹ cậu, một người tỵ nạn. Hành trình đó đưa chúng ta tới một loạt những bức ảnh lịch sử kỳ lạ, nhấn mạnh sự phức tạp của việc hiểu những trải nghiệm của người khác và xây dựng các mối quan hệ trên cơ sở cùng chung sống. Tưởng nhớ My Le Nghiem.

Quyên Nguyen-Le

Quyên Nguyen-Le

Director's Biography

Quyên Nguyen-Le (they/them) is a Vietnamese-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles, whose work explores the intersections of queerness, memory, and cultural identity. Quyên wrote and directed Nước (Water/Homeland) with the support of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival’s Armed-With-A-Camera fellowship and has since screened the film in festivals, universities, art galleries, and community fundraisers across the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., and Vietnam. Currently, Quyên is the Project Director for the Project Fôtô program at the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and a National Minority Consortia documentary film fellow with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

Credits

Lead Actor/Actress:

My Le Nghiem