Documentary on post-war Vietnamese youth screened in Hanoi

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"Vietnam: The Next Generation," a documentary by American director Sandy Northrop, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on June 12 at the Hanoi Cinematheque.

A review on the film's website states: "Thirty years ago, the only future that awaited young Vietnamese was war. But how have those born in the war's aftermath capitalized on the dividends of peace?"

The documentary, which is the final part of Northrop's trilogy on Vietnam, profiles the lives of seven young Vietnamese and their aspirations.

The seven young people are: refugee-turned-entrepreneur Alan Duong; American-raised businessman Henry Nguyen; voice student and newlywed Tran Minh Dang; construction engineer Le Viet Tien; Le Thi Phuong, a rural farmer who has lost a leg in a landmine accident; and Pham Van Vinh and his sister Loan, two of the thousands of children living on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Sandy Northrop is a producer, director, and editor whose documentaries have been shown widely in the US.

Her contributions to over 25 PBS productions have taken her all over the world. Vietnam Passage: Journeys from War to Peace, a trilogy on post war Vietnam in 2005, premiered on PBS, and won national recognition.

Language: English, no subtitles

 The screening was co-organized by the Friends of Vietnam Heritage and the Hanoi Cinematheque, which is located at 22A Hai Ba Trung Street, at the end of the alley leading to Artist's Hotel.

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