Rare documents archivist honoured
HA NOI — Historical researcher Phan Thuan An has received a commemorative insignia for his archiving career presented by the State Records and Archives Department of Viet Nam.
"National Archives Centre 1 has carried out the arrangement and stored all the rare documents provided by Phan Thuan An," said department's director, Vu Thi Minh Huong.
An has provided two original records and 86 copies of records of the reign of King Bao Dai (1926-1945), some of which detail the past sovereignty of the national sea and islands.
At present, An is the only Hue researcher whose name is listed in the Wikipedia Encyclopedia. His studies have been translated into many languages and stored in international libraries.
A similar insignia will also be given to Pham Van Khoi, who is storing 15 royal conferments under the Nguyen dynasty.
Miss Earth proceeds go to flood victims
BINH THUAN — The organising board of Miss Earth 2010 has decided to donate nearly VND2 billion (US$100,000) to the flood victims of the central provinces, including Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, and Quang Nam.
During the traditional costume night, contest representatives gave VND300 million ($15,300) to flood victims. The rest will be given during the gala nights held in Nha Trang, Phu Yen and Quang Nam.
No charge to view historical movies
HA NOI — Four historical films will be shown for free to celebrate the Viet Nam Fatherland Front's 80th birthday.
The movies, namely Sai Gon Liberation, The White Silk Dress, Don't Burn and The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long, all focus on war and ethnic solidarity. They will be shown daily at 8pm from November 18 to 21 in the National Cinema Centre.
Environment films to be awarded
HA NOI — The best films about the environment will be awarded at the 4th National Environment Film Awards in December.
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in co-operation with Viet Nam Television and the Viet Nam Cinematography Association launched the awards held every three years.
The films have been in the works since 2008 and fall into various categories like documentary, science, reporting, cartoon and feature films.
A special prize, Geen Viet Nam, and many others, will be awarded. — VNS