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In whose eyes : the memoir of a Vietnamese filmmaker in war and peace / by Trà̂n Văn Thủy as told to Lê Thanh Dũng ; edited and adapted by Wayne Karlin ; translated by Eric Henry and Nguyẽ̂n Quang Dy.

Author:
Trà̂n, Văn Thủy (Film director) [Browse]
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Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Trần Văn Thủy is a celebrated Vietnamese filmmaker of more than twenty award-winning documentaries. A North Vietnamese Army cameraman during the Vietnam War, he went on to achieve international fame as the director of films that address the human costs of the war and its aftermath. Thuy's memoir, when published in Vietnam in 2013, immediately sold out. In this translation, English-language readers are now able to learn in rich detail about the life and work of this preeminent artist. Written in a gentle and charming style, the memoir is filled with reflections on war, peace, history, freedom of expression, and filmmaking. Thuy also offers a firsthand account of the war in Vietnam and its aftermath from a Vietnamese perspective, adding a dimension rarely encountered in English-language literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The swimmer -- The measuring stick and the mirror -- Do you feel honored? -- Going south -- Rebirth -- The beauty and the bullet -- Carrying the war home -- An uneasy homecoming -- Letters from the fire -- The trans-Siberian express -- Hanoi in whose eyes? -- Untie the bonds of writers and artists -- The story of kindness -- Kindness repressed -- Kindness abroad -- A violin at Mỹ Lai -- A letter -- A birth -- An unpleasant occurrence -- Immense sorrow is forbidden -- The language of my land -- A few words to Thủy's daughter -- Final words by Lê Thanh Dũng.
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ISBN:
  • 9781625342522 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • 1625342527 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • 9781625342515 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
  • 1625342519 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016038690
OCLC:
947146630
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