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Screening of "Forgetting Vietnam" (2015)

Event Type
Film Screening
Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of French and Italian
Knight Auditorium, The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Apr 3, 2019   7:00 pm  
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley
Free and open to the public.
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Moving between footage shot in 1995 and 2012 on multiple formats, Forgetting Vietnam offers a lyrical dialogue between the two elements –land and water—that underlie the formation of the Vietnamese term for “country.” This essay film considers the memories of local inhabitants, immigrants, and veterans to comment on one of America’s most divisive wars, and its ongoing presence, and simultaneous absence, in our historical reckoning.


Introduction and Q&A by Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley.  A world-renowned independent filmmaker and feminist postcolonial theorist, she has published twelve books and has made eight feature-length films.  As a recipient of two Masters degrees (in Music Composition and in French Literature) and a Ph.D. (French) from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Professor Trinh has a long history with the UIUC campus and will be visiting as part of the 40th Anniversary of Gender and Women’s Studies.



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