21:29′ 02/05/2006 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet – Two Vietnamese films, “Mua Len Trau” (Buffalo Boy) and “Nguoi dan ba mong du” (Sleep-walking Woman), were screened at  the opening day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) film festival in Mexico City on April 28.

Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Van Thinh expressed his belief that the festival will play a bridge role in deepening understanding of Mexican people about landscapes, people, culture and history of ASEAN countries in general and Vietnam in particular.

The week-long event, co-hosted by Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Filipino and Thai embassies in Mexico, will air a number of motion pictures of Southeast Asian countries, which features their cultural diversity.

(Source: ND)

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‘Soldados’ film

June 14, 2006

The film, “Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the InfoZone at Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library.

The film is based on Charley Trujillo's book about the wartime and postwar experiences of five Chicano soldiers who served in Vietnam, which was an American Book Award winner in 1991. It details the unique position of Chicanos caught between blacks and Anglos in the civil rights struggles in America; and in America's contradictory views of the Vietnam War itself.

The film will be followed by a discussion, sponsored by Veterans Outreach of Community Advocates.