Trinh T. Min-ha: Forgetting Vietnam

Trinh T. Minh-ha: Forgetting Vietnam

“Trinh challenges her audiences with each work, constantly shifting how she critically engages with the form and spirit of cinema.” – San Francisco Cinematheque

Los Angeles Premiere

With exquisitely composed images and a shimmering sound-track, Trinh T. Minh-ha revisits her native Vietnam forty years after the war — a home lost in multiple layers of remembrance and oblivion. Mythologically born of a fragile equilibrium between land and water, the country once called đất nứớc vạn xuân — the land of 10,000 springs —  is now faced with a no less precarious balancing act. Is she doomed to become a Benjaminian image, in touristic snapshots, in diasporic nostalgia? Or is she reborn in a to-and-fro between the traditions linked to the solid earth, and the liquid changes of rapid globalization? 

In person: Trinh T. Minh-ha



The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

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SAT 9/24
8:30 pm
$11  $8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff