DIEN BIEN — A film week was launched on Tuesday in the northwestern province of Dien Bien to welcome the 2012 Viet Nam-Laos Friendship Year.
The event is part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Viet Nam-Laos Friendship and Co-operation Treaty.
Pham Van Hung, director of the Dien Bien Provincial Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, said the film week highlights the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Viet Nam and Laos in past struggles against foreign invaders and the present process of national construction and defence.
The film week began with the screening of the Vietnamese film Cau Ong Tuong (Elephant Bridge), which brings Vietnamese and Lao people closer together during the resistance war against American imperialists.
The film, directed by Phi Tien Son in 2005, demonstrates the solidarity between generations of Vietnamese and Lao people who stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the struggle for national liberation. — VNS