FORGETTING VIETNAM, a film by Trinh Minh-ha
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center | MLK, Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation
a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha
Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric
Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
Multicultural Community Center
MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
(Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)
Touching on a trauma of international scale, FORGETTING VIETNAM is made in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the end of the war and of its survivors. Vietnam in ancient times was named đất nứớc vạn xuân—the land of ten thousand springs. Using images of contemporary life that unfold as a dialogue between land and water, influential feminist theorist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha’s lyrical film essay draws inspiration from ancient legend and from water as a force evoked in every aspect of Vietnamese culture, creating a third space of historical and cultural re-memory—what local inhabitants, immigrants and veterans remember of yesterday’s stories to comment on today’s events.
Bio: Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer and music composer, and Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. Trinh Minh-ha has traveled and lectured extensively – in the States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand – on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She is also the recipient of many distiguished awards and grants. Among her many influential films, publications, and multi-media installations, Trinh T. Minh-ha is the author of Lovecidal. Walking with The Disappeared (2016), D-Passage. The Digital Way (2013), Elsewhere Within Here (Immigration, Refugeeism and The Boundary Event, 2010); The Digital Film Event (2005), Cinema Interval (1999), Framer Framed (on film, 1992), When the Moon Waxes Red, (on representation, gender and cultural politics, 1991), Woman, Native, Other (on post-coloniality and feminism, 1989), and En minuscules (poems, 1987). Learn more about Trinh T. Minh-ha and her powerful body of work.