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A film by Trinh T. Minh-ha Produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier. Trinh T. Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer and music composer. Walking with The Disappeared , D-Passage. 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. Jean-Paul Bourdier. Jean-Paul Bourdier is a French born photographer of unique style, skilled passion and compelling imagination. His images balance across the nexus of multiple crafts — among them painting, poetry, and performance art.
Forgetting Vietnam A film by Trinh T. Host a virtual screening. Watch on Kanopy. Influential feminist theorist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Jean-Paul Bourdier Jean-Paul Bourdier is a French born photographer of unique style, skilled passion and compelling imagination. Reassemblage Women are the focus but not the object of Trinh T. The nonlinear structure of NAKED SPACES challenges the traditions of ethnographic filmmaking, while sensuous sights and sounds lead the viewer on a poetic journey to the most inaccessible parts of the African continent: the private interaction of people in their living spaces.
A free-lance writer, Kieu also works as a model for a photographer who idealizes the headless female body and who captures Kieu sheathed by transparent veils. Exposing the fiction of love in love stories and the process of consumption, A TALE OF LOVE marginalizes traditional narrative conventions and opens up a denaturalized space of acting where performed reality, memory and dream constantly pass into one another. The film ponders questions of power and change, politics and culture, as refracted by Tiananmen Square events. Video images emulate the gestures of calligraphy and contrast with film footage of rural China and stylized interviews.
As is the case with Trinh's films, her film is a multi-layered work addressing issues around its central theme: the experience of time, the impossibility of truly "seeing," and the impact of video on image-making. In her first foray into digital video, Minh-ha deconstructs the role of ritual in mediating between the past and the present. She explains, "Shown in their widespread functions and manifestations, including more evident loci such as festivals, religious rite and theatrical performance, 'rituals' involve not only the regularity in the structure of everyday life, but also the dynamic agents in the world of meaning.
Her tack finds great visual pleasure in the everyday, composing and decomposing the social landscape, while constructing a poetic grid of temporalities, symbolic meaning, and ritual. This provocative digital tale tells the story of three young friends traveling for a brief moment together on the train between life and death. Ingeniously framed through the train window, filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha and artist Jean Paul Bourdier create whimsical and sensual dreamscapes, which is matched by an equally beautiful and other-worldly music score.
Once again, Minh-ha shifts the way she engages with the form and the spirit of the cinema—to challenge and provoke her audience. This film is recommended for courses in poetry studies, literature, peace and conflict studies and genocide studies. Water Children In this acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful film, director Aliona van der Horst follows the unconventional Japanese-Dutch pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she explores the miracle of fertility and the cycle of life—sometimes joyful, sometimes tragic. When Mukaiyama recognized that her childbearing years were ending, she created a multimedia art project on the subject in a village in Japan, constructing what she calls a cathedral, out of 12, white silk dresses.Trin t. min-ha
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FORGETTING VIETNAM | By Trinh T. Minh-ha