Tuesday, October 25 2016


FVH offers walks in Old Quarter, screens films by local directors

Update: March, 24/2016 - 09:00
A city tour hosted by FVH will bring visitors through some of the streets of the Old Quarter, as well as the last remaining city wall gate, Ðồng Xuân Market, and Huyền Thiên Temple. Photo visions-of-indochina.com

HÀ NỘI — On Sunday, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a city walk to discover Ðồng Xuân Market.

The three-hour English tour, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., will commence at Bạch Mã Temple and wind through some of the streets of the Old Quarter, highlighting the concept of the "36 trade streets", where each street is named after the original product or service of the individual trade guilds.

The group will visit Bạch Mã Temple, a communal house, the last remaining city wall gate, Ðồng Xuân Market and Huyền Thiên Temple.

Cost: VNĐ70,000. Limit: 10 people     Registration: Loan, phuongloan2704@gmail.com

On Thursday, the FVH will also organise a screening of three short movies by directors who were students at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD).

The movies are Con Hươu Non (The Young Stag) by Lê Thu Minh, Khi Sóng Vỗ Bờ (When the Waves Flap the Shore) by Nguyễn Xuân Hoàng Minh and Dành Tặng Ông Ðiều (For Mr. Ðiều) by Nguyễn Hiền Anh.

The screening will also present Dumpling Cake Bikes by Brenda Mattick. The 15-minute short documentary tells a story about the life of one of Hanoi’s many bicycle mechanics and his love for the old bycicles of Hà Nội.

All the movies will be presented in their original Vietnamese with English subtitles. The screening will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Bà Trưng Street. Cost: VNĐ150,000. Limit: 90 people. Registration: Hang at nguyenvu-nganhang@yahoo.com



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