|Nominated in New York: The poster for The Tale of An Phuc House.
HA NOI (VNS)– A documentary about Vietnamese Agent Orange victims has been officially selected for consideration in the Best Feature Documentary Film category at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which will take place on June 13-20.
The Tale of An Phuc House, produced by Canada's Babel Entertainment in association with Viet Nam's Crea-TV, is one among five documentaries nominated for the award.
Other contenders include three American films: Girl Rising; Jihad in America: Grand Deception; and The Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly, with German-American film My German Children rounding up the shortlist.
The Tale of An Phuc House, which has a running time of 91-minutes, is the work of Canadian director Ivan Tankushev, whose wife is Vietnamese. It is an objective portrayal of the lives led by twenty exceptional young adults – all of them Agent Orange victims living in An Phuc House near HCM City.
The house was founded in 2006 with the intention of creating jobs and providing accommodation for those physically disabled by Agent Orange.
The documentary is a story of hope, and focuses on the residents' attitudes of compassion, dignity, happiness and love.
The film is scheduled to be presented at the festival on June 17. To mark the occasion the organising board will organise events helping to raise money for An Phuc House, Tankushev said. – VNS
Nominated in New York: The poster for The Tale of An Phuc House.