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[Video] A Celebrity YouTuber's Heartfelt Father-Son Vietnam Documentary

In the opening of The Vietnam Notebook, narrator Casey Neistat flips open a fat, worn out Moleskine and holds a magnifying glass against the hasty scribble on the book’s bottom corner: “Experience doe...

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[Video] Indonesian TV Show Depicts Diabolical Hello Kitty Murder

In every country, in every culture, there are good people who love bad television.

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Three VTV Documentaries Shortlisted for International Broadcasting Awards

State-run television network VTV has made the shortlist in three categories of this year’s Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes.

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[Video] Mini-Documentary Weaves Visual Portrait of Ta Oi Artisan

As urban Vietnam charges into the future, connecting to the global economy during its modern development, the traditions of rural Vietnam stay alive through a handful of artisans.

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Vietnam Submits 'Yellow Flowers' to Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film

Will Vietnam’s wistful childhood film do as well on the Oscar stage as it did at home?

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[Video] Vietnam Gets Its Close-Up in Kong: Skull Island Trailer

The folks behind Kong: Skull Island, the Hollywood blockbuster filmed in Vietnam earlier this year, just released the film’s first trailer, and Vietnam plays a starring role in the action.

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[Video] Filmmaker Explores the Fading Tradition of Vietnamese Funeral Singers

Trapped among Vietnam's fast-fading cultural markers is its funereal music. Passed down for generations, these slow, melancholy songs are a mainstay at Vietnamese funerals, ushering the dead comfortab...

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VICE to Launch Southeast Asia TV Service, Set up Indian Hub

VICE, the snarky, millenial-focused media outlet, is going global.

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Foreign Filmmaker Uses Vietnam as Backdrop for Sci-Fi Short

When it comes to filmmaking, Vietnam's natural beauty has attracted a fair amount of international attention in recent years. Just a few months back, the cast of Kong: Skull Island – including the gre...

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[Video] Filmmaker Captures the 'Phantoms of Saigon'

In his latest short film, Phantoms of Saigon, filmmaker Pham Hong Chuyen juxtaposes poetic, almost alien angles of Saigon with the often faceless community of wandering scrap collectors who roam its s...

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April Films at Saigon’s Alternative Movie Venues

A filmmaker fights censorship, an architect’s endeavors reassess the leftist ideology and documentarians raise awareness about contemporary capitalist practices as well as development. From fictional ...

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[Video] Instant Noodle Commercial Outtakes Make for an Incredible Short Film

Watch a few Vietnamese TV commercials and you wouldn't characterize most local advertising as sexy.

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Film Adaptation of 'Miss Saigon' May Be Directed by Oscar Winner Danny Boyle

Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, the director behind Slumdog Millionaire and Steve Jobs, is allegedly in talks to direct the film adaptation of famed 1991 musical Miss Saigon.

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March Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

Transporting a novel or news story from the page to the big screen does not always have to be disastrous, as Carol,Room, High Fidelity andSpotlighthave demonstrated. Saigon's March film program shows ...

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6 Vietnamese Films to Play at Osaka Asian Film Festival

A total of six Vietnamese feature films will play at Osaka's Asian Film Festival, held from March 4-13.

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Readers' Picks: 20 Best Films From the Year of the Goat

We asked both our readers and regular moviegoers at local alternative film venues like DeciBel and Saigon Outcast to weigh in on the top three films from the Year of the Goat. The results are in and A...

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'Skull Island' Begins Filming in Ninh Binh, 'Fast & Furious 8' May Be Next

If you're a Hollywood filmmaker, it appears Ninh Binh is the place to be these days.

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How Vietnamese Cinema Is Riding the Crest of the Korean Wave

2015 was quite a year for Vietnamese cinema. Take, for instance, Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, the film adaptation of celebrated novelist Nguyen Nhat Anh's coming-of-age story: whether it was scr...

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Saigoneer’s Picks: 20 Best Films From the Year of the Goat

Life Itself, a film about the life of the late film critic Roger Ebert opens with one of his quotes: “We are born with a certain package. We are who we are [...], we are kind of stuck inside that pers...

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February Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

This year's controversial awards season is drawing to an end. With the BAFTAs and the Oscars still to come, Saigon's February program includes two long-awaited biopics, one of the most revolutionary a...