Film Screening featuring Filmmaker Quyen Nguyen Le
Please join us for the screening of two of Quyên Nguyen-Le’s short films, Nước (Water/Homeland) (2016) and Hoài (Ongoing, Memory) (2018) for the Davidson community. The screening will be followed by Nguyen-Le’s brief 15-min presentation about their work and creative process. Students and the public will have a chance to dialogue with the filmmaker in a Q&A (30 mins). Nguyen-Le’s work explores the intersections of Vietnamese American, refugee, and queer identities. Their films meditate on generational memory and how personal identities are shaped in relation to larger socio-political contexts such as the Vietnam War and forced displacement. Their work is relevant to the study of war, empire, and the making of Asian America.
Quyên Nguyen-Le (they/them) is a queer Vietnamese American filmmaker whose work explores the intimate dimensions of Vietnamese diasporic identity. Their short films Nước (Water/Homeland) (2016) and Hoài (Ongoing, Memory) (2018) have screened in film festivals, museums, universities, libraries, and community spaces worldwide. Recently, Quyên's documentary The Morning Passing on El Cajón Boulevard (2019), a segment of a 4-part feature anthology, premiered as the Opening for the 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Sponsored by the English Department and the Bacca Foundation Visiting Artist Program
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