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Documentary on mixed children born during war to screen at IDECAF

Update: June, 06/2019 - 06:49

 

The French Institute in Việt Nam will screen the documentary Inconnu, Présumé Français (Unknown, Presumed French) by Vietnamese-French director Philippe Rostan at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) on June 6.

The French Institute in Việt Nam will screen the documentary Inconnu, Présumé Français (Unknown, Presumed French) by Vietnamese-French director Philippe Rostan at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) today.

The film is about the children of Vietnamese women and French men during the Indochina war. At the end of the war, these children were sent to orphanages in France, often against their mothers’ will.

Following the screening will be a discussion with the director who will speak about the production and the behind-the-scenes process of the documentary, and his meetings with the witnesses.

Rostan moved to France with his family in 1975 when he was 11 years old, but his love for Việt Nam remains strong.

After graduating from the University of Vincennes in Paris, he became an assistant director for the documentary Điện Biên Phủ by director Pierre Schoendoerffer and Métisse by director Mathieu Kassovitz.

He has made several documentaries about Việt Nam such as Le Petit Vietnam (Dear Vietnam) in 2007 and Le Marché de l'Amour (The Love Market) in 2011.

The event will begin at 7 pm at 28 Lê Thánh Tôn Street in District 1. Entrance is free. VNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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