Noted female director Nhue Giang's latest feature Tam hon me (The mother's soul) will be screened in the United States from November 2 to December 1.
The 95-minute long movie will be shown at 10 universities and theaters including Hawaii, Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Letelier.
The film's screenings were held by the Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education (IVCE) based in New York.
After each screening, Giang will talk about her film and answer questions from the audience.
The film is adapted from the short novel of noted author Nguyen Huy Thiep, and centers on the life of a single mother living in Red River's middle bank in Hanoi.
The film stars famous actress Hong Anh, who has garnered many national and international awards in her career.
Ten years ago, Anh took part in Giang's art-house Thung lung hoang vang (Desolate valley.)
Giang said it took her 20 years to complete Tam hon me.