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Cinema Is Incomplete

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This Friday, September 13, 7p.m.
Cinema Is Incomplete in partnership with
Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna presents

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES FROM VIETNAM Through DOCLAB, a Documentary Filmmaking and Video Art Center based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

A FILM BY PHUONG - 5Minutes
BY TRIEU THI LAN PHUONG
The emotion that came from a certain period, a phase, a moment... Could it be bad? Could it be good enough to be given a name? But it was enough for me to look back and understand that I used to be that way.

THE GARDEN - 1OMinutes
BY DOAN HOANG KIEN
The garden is someone with whom I can share even the most personal memories. Memories which I have been yearning and looking for all my life. Memories which helped me to eventually realize that for me, childhood simply never existed.

TRAIN JOURNAL- 7Minutes
BY TRAN THANH HIEN
When I was shooting on the train, it felt like I was sliding the camera along with the dolly. I just stood there and observed everything around me. These train journeys always remind me of my childhood memories and at the same time, help me get in tune with the life taking place outside and right in front of my lens- one full of joy and sorrow.

FICTION-10Minutes
BY NGO THANH
I'm 24 years old. My writing often focuses on gender issues. This pushes me to never stop questioning the authenticity of teh values which society has imposed on genders, as well as the limits and conflicts within myself. It seems all information that I've been absorbing from films, books and everything else makes me who I am. And it's all fiction.

HIEU’S STORY-9Minutes
BY DO TUONG LINH, NGO THANH AND NHA THUYEN
This is a story about Hieu- a youngster who belongs to the 9x generation in Vietnam today. With the pressure of not being understood and the incapability to share with his family, Hieu tries to get away from them, live son his own and seeks for enjoyment from friendships and other social encounters to fulfill his life with.

GRANDMA MY FRIEND-11Minutes
BY PHAM MAI PHUONG
90 year-old grandma and 25 year-old granddaughter hang out together and find themselves surrounded by happiness and a special friendship.

THE MEDIUM-13Minutes
BY CAO TRUNG VINH, TRAN THANH HIEN AND DO HUYEN TRANG
According to the masters of the Mother Goddess religion, the religion itself must always remain in its original essence. Most of them are middle aged or old people. Trung, a youngster born in the 90s has a totally different point of view. For him, the religion needs to be simplified, just like life itself. Although Trung has a different way of serving the spirits, he always tries to maintain the solemnity of the religion. His biggest wish is for society to properly accepth him as who he really is- a medium.

UNDERNEATH IT ALL-17Minutes
BY DO VAN HOANG, PHAM THU HANG AND NGUYEN HONG HANH
Dleu, a young girl who moved to the city from the mountains, works on a construction site full of male colleagues. Here, she lives with them in a temporary hut nearby. In this new and brutal environment, Dleu has to deal with problems arising from her relationships with the men.

RAMBLINGS-10Minutes
BY PHAM THU HANG
Ramblings is a story of a girl tangled and trapped inside her own loneliness- living away from family, all by herself in an old apartment, patiently searching and waiting for love to come from somewhere, somewhere she could never know.

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