NEW YORK (VNS)— A documentary about Vietnamese Agent Orange victims in HCM City won the top prize in the Best Feature Documentary Film category at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which ended on Friday.
The Tale of An Phuc House, produced by Canada's Babel Entertainment in association with Viet Nam's Crea-TV, was one of five documentaries nominated for the award.
The 91-minute doc is the work of Bulgarian-Canadian director Ivan Tankushev, whose wife is Vietnamese. He filmed the documentary between 2011 and 2013.
It is an objective portrayal of the lives led by 20exceptional young adults – all of them Agent Orange victims living in An Phuc House.
The house was founded in 2006 with the intention of creating jobs and providing accommodation for those disabled by Agent Orange.
The documentary is a story of hope, and focuses on the residents' attitudes of compassion, dignity, happiness and love.-VNS