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.

Sign up for the film screening by March 9.

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