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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

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The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil​

PHAM Thu Hang

  • Vietnam, The Philippines
  • 2018
  • 95min
  • DCP
  • color

World Premiere

Synopsis

The story about Quang Tri Province in central Vietnam, which still bears the scars of the war. Quang Tri is where the explosive substances are even now found all over the ground in the aftermath of the War, and a significant number of people over the generations are suffering from mental and physical disorder. The film captures the shadow of war and death in the everyday conversation, songs and gestures of the people.

Review

The film is set in a village in Quang Tri that still suffers from traces of the Vietnam War. Out in the fields, there are several holes big and small around which bombs used during the Vietnam War are found to this day. Just as the war caused cracks on the surface of the earth, the villagers have been left with stubborn scars both in body and mind. Some of them work in gold mines or search for bombs or landmines along the paths previously used by tanks in order to make ends meet. They suffer from poverty, sickness, despair or helplessness, which could lead to death. Those gathered at the hospital wearing masks calmly listen to the news about the improving diplomatic relations between the USA and Vietnam. The flow of history seems to move forward but the lives of the villagers are either regressing or at a standstill like rotten water. To relieve the pain, they play musical instruments or sing out loud. Yet, nothing changes. Life leisurely flows towards a dark, vague world. Living in the aftermath of war poses a wholly new battle. [LEE Dohoon]

Director

  • PHAM Thu Hang

    On the Back of a Seashell (2015)
    In Between (2014)
    From Where She Comes (2014)
    An Encounter (2012)
    Section Number 8 (2010)​

Credit

  • ProducerJewel MARANAN
  • Cinematography PHAM Thu Hang
  • Editor Afsaneh SALARI
  • Sound HOANG Thi Thuy, Arnaud SOULIER

Distributor / World Sales

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