dir. Trinh T. Minh-ha, US/S. Korea/Germany, 2015, video, 90 min.
One of the myths surrounding the creation of Vietnam involves a fight between two dragons whose intertwined bodies fell into the South China Sea and formed Vietnam’s curving S-shaped coastline. Influential feminist theorist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha’s lyrical film essay commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the war draws inspiration from ancient legend and from water as a force evoked in every aspect of Vietnamese culture.
Dir. Trinh T. Minh-ha, US, 1983, 16mm, 38 min.
Trinh’s classic meditation on the ethics and aesthetics of ethnographic filmmaking. A film that does not attempt to speak about the women in Senegal, just to speak nearby.