Hanoi museum lends voice to different communities

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A display titled "Tales in the City: Community Voices", and a film screening are being held at Hanoi's Vietnam Museum of Ethnology from July 9 to September 9.

The three films to be screened during the event are: "The Silent Teachers"; "The Trash Collector Village People in the City"; and "Hip hop My Life".

Each film lasts 15 20 minutes and a synopsis of each film is a part of the display.

The event is the result of a community-based communication project that trains the museum staff to build a display model.

They have worked with three communities in Hanoi: rural student tutors, trash collectors, and hiphop dancers from the Minishock group.

The event also features the performances of and exchanges between hiphop dancers from Minishock in Hanoi and "khen" dancers from the Hmong ethnic minority group from Pa Co commune, Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh province. The latter is a dance that is performed while playing the "khen", an traditional instrument used by the ethnic minority community.

Visitors themselves can also participate in some activities, including taking pictures with the ethnic minority artists, sharing ideas and hopes; drawing graffiti and dancing with the dancers from the Minishock group.

Tickets, ranging from VND5,000-25,000, are available at the museum on Nguyen Van Huyen St., Cau Giay District.

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