HCM CITY (VNS) — A new documentary about Viet Nam's historic victories against foreign invaders is being aired on HCM City Television.
The five-episode Nhung Trang Su Bien Thuy (Historic Pages of the Frontier) depicts the tasks performed to defend national independence and sovereignty under the Ly and Tran dynasties in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the border defense strategy under the Le dynasty in the 15th century.
In the final episode, the work of family ancestors in defending the sea and islands is presented.
The first episode on March 3 celebrates the 55th anniversary of the founding of the National Border Military Force (March 3, 1959-March 3, 2014).
The documentary, by the Television Film Studio (TFS) in co-operation with the Border Military Command, is broadcast every day on HTV9 at 2pm.
The second part of the documentary with 13 episodes is nearing completion. It features wars defending the national border that occurred from 1959 to 1976. HTV from March 1- 6 also screened a new documentary, Nhat Ban – Cai Nhin Tu Viet Nam (Japan – Seeing from Viet Nam).
The documentary was shot in December last year by TFS with help from Japan's Nihon Denpa News.
The six episodes of 24 minutes each featured Japan's metro system, the elderly, the traditional kimono, and agriculture. — VNS