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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The 4th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Film Festival

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to announce the films for the 4th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Texas Tech University Libraries:

The Scent of Green Papaya:
Monday, April 9th
– 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 17th – 3:30pm
Set in Vietnam in the 1950s-60s, the film follows Mui as she leaves the rich household where she had served as a child to work in the home of a classical pianist. Mui finds beauty in the smallest things.

Sita Sings the Blues:
Monday, April 9th
– 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 17th – 7:30pm
An animated retelling of the Hindu legend Ramayana, paralleled with events in the film’s creator’s real life in San Francisco, this film features a variety of animation techniques and musical styles.

Indochine:
Tuesday, April 10th
– 7:30pm
Monday, April 16th – 3:30pm
Set in the turmoil of the French Indochina War in Vietnam, Indochine follows a French rubber plantation owner, an Annam Princess, and the French Naval Officer they are both in love with.

Thanh’s War:
Tuesday, April 10th
– 3:30pm
Monday, April 16th – 7:30pm
At age 12, Pham Thanh was severely wounded by a US grenade that also killed his family.  Now an American citizen, Thanh tries to balance his Vietnamese and American identity and heritage.

All films will be presented in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.  Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information see www.vietnam.ttu.edu/2012filmfestival

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