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Chiếu phim Mùa cát vọng | The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil @ Hanoi DocLab

Hanoi DocLab is proud to invite you to the screening of The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil by Pham Thu Hang and a discussion with the director afterward.

A Film by Pham Thu Hang
Produced by Jewel Maranan
A Cinema Is Incomplete Production
Running time: 95 minutes
Surrounded by the surreal landscape of Quang Tri province, four men live their lives inseparably from each other. Their rhythm is defined by moments of togetherness in a house with no doors where they all come to drink, smoke, play the guitar and sing songs about love and the revolution of the past. Feelings of hatred interweave with compassion, swelling amidst the stagnation of time and space, seemingly awaiting for an unknown. One day, the unknown comes and takes one of them away, leaving the others to go on slipping through an undesired life. Meanwhile, the landscape, located in the border between North and South Vietnam, is what lives on, revealing traces of a war that has outlived its conclusion.

The film has been shown at DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival, where Hang was awarded Best Director for the film.

In Vietnamese with English subtitles

Time: 3PM, Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Space: DocLab, Lane 378, Alley 12, No. 11, Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi
(Direction: as we don't have parking space, please park your bike at the temple across Thuy Khue street from Lane 378, then take a walk into Lane 376 till you reach Lane 12 on the right, the House 11 will be the one in a corner with the DocLab sign — you can find the map to DocLab in the event's discussion tab)

Free entry. The event is not for profit and supported by a British Council's Small Grant for the Arts and Creativity. Any donations made will go toward running the educational programs at DocLab.

PHAM THU HANG worked as a researcher at Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies before joining Hanoi DocLab in 2009 to study documentary filmmaking. She later went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Documentary Directing in Europe with the DocNomads program. In her filmmaking practice, she is interested in the rediscovery of Vietnamese culture and the connection between the internal world of Vietnam and the world outside, especially in the context of contemporary globalization.

The screening is part of the series “The Films I Could Have Made and Maybe Am” at Hanoi DocLab. It is intended to serve as an exploration and a basic introduction to the art of documentary filmmaking. The way the programmer views “documentary” is open, following different creative approaches to actuality: employing fictional elements, playing with or against narrative, taking on different forms like diary, poem, portrait, landscape… As part of the program, we invite filmmakers, film lovers, practitioners to come and introduce the films that they love and/ or have made.


Sunday, March 18

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Hanoi DocLab | 11, Lane 378/12 Thuỵ Khuê, Tây Hồ, Hanoi