In this profoundly personal documentary, Trịnh Thị Minh Hà’s resorts to dance, printed texts, folk poetry and the words and experiences of Vietnamese women, in Vietnam and the United States, to challenge hegemonic culture through their voices. A theoretically and formally complex work, Surname Viet Given Name Nam explores the difficulty of translation, dislocation and exile, critiquing both traditional society and post-war life.

  • Duration: 108’
  • Production year: 1989
  • Country: US
  • Language: EN, VI Subtitles: PT

Trinh T. Minh-há