Hebrew speaking Vietnamese?

March 26, 2006

Location:  San Jose Camera 12
201 South Second Street, San Jose, CA View Map 
When:  Saturday, March 25, 2:00pm
Assocation for Viet Arts is proud to co-present the San Jose Asian
Film Festival.

Hebrew speaking Vietnamese? Come to a special screening in San Jose
of The Journey of Vaan Nguyen and meet the director after the
screening! More information at the event.

Sunday's schedule at 4:30PM: Kieu


March 25, 2006 @ 2pm
The Journey of Vaan Nguyen

Director: Duki Dror
Producer: Yael Shavit
Writer: Violette Shitzer

US Premiere
Israel 2005 | 84 mins | Color Video | Vietnamese, Hebrew w/E.S.

The unheard story of Israel's Vietnamese refugee community is told
through the experiences of two members of the same family, separated
by generations but united by a desire for "home." Hanmoi Nguyen, a
man who fled Vietnam and now lives in the "Land of the Jews" with
five Hebrew-speaking daughters, desires to return to his village,
reclaim his ancestral land and confront the man who forced him to
flee. His daughter Vaan, a writer increasingly alienated from
Israeli society, joins her father's journey, hoping to find a new
life, and a sense of belonging, in a land she barely knows.


March 26, 2006 @ 4:30pm

Director: Vũ T. Thu Hà
Producers: Vũ T. Thu Hà, Debbie Ng
Writers: Lisa Asagi, Maiana Minahal, Ly-Hương Nguyễn, Jackie Vũ
Cast: Kathy Uyên, Christopher Đình

World Premiere
USA 2006 | 75 mins | Color Video | English, Vietnamese w/E.S.

IN PERSON: Vũ T. Thu Hà, Kathy Uyên

KIỀU bursts open like a flower one colorful Mission morning as the
lovely heroine steps out for the day. Waving to her goldfish, she
flirts with the smitten greengrocer and mulls over the election at
the flower shop. But as day moves into night, and the bus takes her
into the Tenderloin, we see that Kiều works at an "Oriental" massage
parlor, desperately making money to send to her family in Vietnam.
In one 24-hour slice of her life, a shocking encounter threatens to
destroy Kiều's carefully compartmentalized existence, and bring
forth the ghosts of her past.


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