The future cries beneath our soil. Trailer from Pham Thu Hang on Vimeo.
Film Mùa Cát Vọng / THE FUTURE CRIES BENEATH OUR SOIL directed by Pham Thu Hang and produced by Jewel Maranan will have its premiere tomorrow at DMZ 국제다큐영화제 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in South Korea! We’re at the Asian Competition together with other beautiful documentaries. Wish us luck!
Surrounded by the surreal landscape of Quang Tri province, four men live their lives inseparably from each other. Their rhythm is defined by moments of togetherness in a house with no doors where they all come to drink, smoke, play guitar and sing songs about love and the revolution of the past. Feelings of hatred interweave with compassion, swelling amidst the stagnation of time and space, seemingly awaiting for an unknown. One day, the unknown comes and takes one of them away, leaving the others to go on slipping through an undesired life. Meanwhile, the landscape, located in the border between North and South Vietnam, is what lives on, revealing traces of a war that has outlived its conclusion.
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The legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin continues to impact our veterans and the Vietnamese. Since 1991, scientists at the United States Institute of Medicine have shown dioxin to be a risk factor in a growing number of illnesses and birth defects, and their research is corroborated by the work of Vietnamese scientists. Continue reading “Remembering Agent Orange this Earth Day”
- Gunduz Aghayev, 34, of Azerbaijan, titled his series of illustrations ‘Imagine’, showing what the lives of the children could have been like
- He re-creates iconic photos such as ‘Napalm Girl’ from the Vietnam War and ‘The Vulture and the Little Girl’ from the Sudan famine
- Some people have praised the artist for the ‘hopeful’ images, while other have found them ‘distasteful’ and offensive
dailymail.co.uk_An artist is raising awareness about the horrific effects that warfare and poverty have on children in an arresting series of illustrations titled ‘Imagine’, which sees him transforming some of the world’s most iconic war-torn images into a picture filled with peace and love
Gunduz Aghayev, 34, of Azerbaijan, re-creates iconic photographs of children suffering in world conflicts, such as ‘Napalm Girl’ from the Vietnam War and a famous picture of child brides in Afghanistan, turning the devastating images into cartoons of the kids playing innocently and laughing.
The illustrator takes the horrific 1972 photo of a nine-year-old girl crying and running through the streets of Trang Bang, Vietnam, after she was severely burned by a napalm attack, and turns the image into a joyful cartoon which sees the girl holding a Statue of Liberty balloon with a smile on her face.