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Film Screening: Forgetting Vietnam (2015)

Event Type
Film Screening
Department of Gender & Women's Studies and CAS
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Apr 3, 2019   7:00 pm  
Introduction by Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Rhetoric and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Free and open to the public.
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Renowned filmmaker and feminist postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha will introduce her most recent film Forgetting Vietnam and take questions from the audience afterwards. 

Moving between footage shot in 1995 and 2012 in 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.” Through folksongs, popular and classical music as well as through local people’s voices—via insurgent poetry, sayings and everyday comments— the film comments on the residue of one of America’s most divisive wars, and its ongoing presence and simultaneous absence in our historical reckoning.

Professor Trinh is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Ph.D. in French and Ethnomusicology, and masters degrees in Music Composition and in French Literature. 

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