Country: USA, South Korea, Vietnam
Direction: Trinh T. Minh-ha
The images unfold spatially as a dialogue between the two elements— land and water—that underlie the formation of the term “country” (đất nứớc). Carrying the histories of both visual technology and Vietnam’s political reality, these images are also meant to feature the encounter between the ancient as related to the solid earth, and the new as related to the liquid changes in a time of rapid globalization. Forgetting Vietnam is made in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the end of the war and of its survivors.