HA NOI (VNS)— Manzi Art Space will kick-start a new series of experimental movie and video art screenings entitled Chieu Bong (Vietnamese for Cinema) with the screening on Sunday of The Sound We See: A Ha Noi City Symphony – a cinematic exploration of the dynamic urban environment of Viet Nam's capital.
For a month, 18 local filmmakers worked together to document the rhythm and movement of daily life in Ha Noi from their unique perspectives. Dividing the day into its two-dozen hours, participants shot locations they felt best represented the city at each particular time of day and night with each hour becoming one minute in the final film. The result is a spectacular 24-minute journey through the city as it has never before been experienced, shot on black and white Super 8 motion picture film and hand-processed by the filmmakers.
A series of experimental short films by Ha Noi Doclab's filmmakers entitled Four Windows will also be introduced.
The screening will start at 8.30pm at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street. Free entry, seats limited. Please pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org before 2pm Saturday, Jan 11. — VNS