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Drag In Vietnam: One Artist’s Journey In Gender Expression
Drag In Vietnam: One Artist’s Journey In Gender Expression

Perceptions of drag in Vietnam are changing. Traditionally, drag queens played the role of jesters—they would announce lottery numbers at countryside carnivals, or appear at weddings or funerals. For centuries, these were among the only jobs that genderqueer men in Vietnam could occupy. Nowadays, you’re more likely to pay a hefty cover to see queens in one of Saigon’s hottest bars for a curated night of gender exploration. These new venues for performance and expression provide a much needed safe […]

Short Film "First Generation" Explores Vietnamese-American Identity
Short Film "First Generation" Explores Vietnamese-American Identity

The short film “First Generation” is the first installment of a four-part series by LA-based filmmakers Andrew Yuyi Truong and Jeannie Nguyen. It tells the story of My Linh, a woman in crisis trying to find her own identity between the beauty standards of Western culture and the heritage of her Vietnamese family. https://vimeo.com/229918977 The filmmakers borrowed from their personal experiences growing up as first generation Vietnamese in the USA to make the film that weaves in and out of […]

Phim ngắn “First Generation" - Thân phận Việt kiều dưới góc nhìn của những người trẻ
Phim ngắn “First Generation" - Thân phận Việt kiều dưới góc nhìn của những người trẻ

“First Generation” (tạm dịch: Thế hệ đầu tiên) là phim ngắn mở màn cho một series phim gồm bốn phần, được thực hiện bởi hai nhà làm phim người Mỹ gốc Việt đến từ Los Angeles – Andrew Yuyi Truong và Jeannie Nguyen. Bộ phim kể về Mỹ Linh, một cô gái trẻ đang trải qua cuộc khủng hoảng danh tính. Xuyên suốt 9 phút của bộ phim là những phân đoạn Mỹ Linh đấu tranh tư tưởng giữa việc […]