Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Two TV shows promoting Vietnamese culture will be shown during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday on Vietnam Journey, the television channel under radio Voice of Việt Nam (VOV).
The shows are the result of co-operation between VOV and the Việt Nam Film Studio (VFS).
Launched last month, Vietnam Journey aims to honour Vietnamese culture and tourism. The screening of these shows is a part of the effort, according to Nguyễn Thế Kỷ, general director of the VOV.
“We are introducing two shows for the Tết holiday to give viewers a chance to relax and enjoy interesting stories,” he said.
“The stories are told in a tender and humorous way to call on people to preserve the country’s fine traditions.”
Vương Tơ (Beauty of Silk) tells the story of Vạn Phúc Silk Village in Hà Đông District, where the trade of weaving silk has been nurtured for centuries. The film depicts the process of making and designing silk, and how hard the artisans fight to preserve the traditional trade in the face of modern trends and foreign brands.
Directed by Nguyễn Đức Việt, the show stars Quốc Tuấn, Phú Đôn, Vĩnh Xương and Thu Hiền.
Xương said he spent a long time and effort learning to weave silk for the role. He was so happy when he successfully made his first silk ribbon.
“The show honours traditional values and handicraft,” he said.
“With this role, I learned about the hard work of the artisans and respect their attempt to preserve and promote the traditional trade.”
Bến Bờ Hạnh Phúc (The Wharf of Happiness) highlights the important value of family reuniting for Tết. When Tết comes, it brings happiness for many people. However, some people don’t like Tết because their children are off school and they have to take care of them. Housemaids are off to spend the Tết holiday with their families. Some people want to spend the Tết holiday travelling abroad. The conflict and humourous situations happen when parents and grandparents want the family to gather to enjoy Tết.
The show reminds people of the importance of Tết and related rituals, said director Trần Chí Thành. It stars Bùi Bài Bình, Thùy Trang and other actors.
“With different accents and customs of the northern and southern regions, the show should entertain viewers,” he said.
Each series consists of five 45-minute episodes. They will be aired between February 5-9. — VNS