Holland to screen documentary about deaf Vietnamese dancers

December 5, 2007

Holland to screen documentary about deaf Vietnamese dancers

A documentary film called Noi Den (The Destination) about a hearing impaired Vietnamese dance troupe will be introduced at the 2007 “Deaf In The Pictures” Film Festival next month in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Noi Den has already been filmed in America, the Philippines and Singapore, and will be shown in Britain in December.

The documentary, directed by British filmmaker Paul Zetters under the sponsor-ship of the British Embassy in Vietnam, gives insight into the lives and professions of the Noi Den dance troupe in Hanoi.

The troupe was founded in 2002 by choreographer Le Vu Long and his wife, dancer Luu Thi Thu Lan.

Its members consist of ten deaf dancers who have overcome their disability to pursue the art of contemporary dance.

Noi Den toured Vietnam’s biggest cities in 2005 and 2006 and has been invited to perform in America.

This will be the second time the “Deaf In The Pictures” Film Festival has taken place. The first was also held in Amsterdam in 2003.

Reported by Lan Anh

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