ALL THAT GLITTERS: 2 SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
Filmmakers scheduled to attend
For some, assimilation is a goal, and for others, a kind of cultural betrayal. These two documentaries take another angle on assimilation altogether, considering the strange, even glittery possibilities of performing culture in an America of white celebrity and multi-cultural audiences. In two very different video modes, these shorts explore the uncanny ways Vietnamese see themselves in America, and vice-versa.
In This Program
Nguyen Tan Hoang / Cinema Little Saigon / USA / 2000 / Documentary, Experimental / 17 minsMeet Dalena, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed American who flawlessly sings Vietnamese standards and becomes an international sensation.
Adele Pham / Cinema Little Saigon / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 30 minsWith Hollywood on one side and the African American community on the other, Vietnamese women corner the market on nail art.