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Vietnamese Women’s Revolutionary Roles Depicted In Propaganda Posters

In the context of France-Vietnam Year, the Musée du quai Branly is presenting an installation of Vietnamese propaganda posters exploring the various representations of women in Vietnam from the 1950s to the 1980s.


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Whether they appear weapon in hand and victorious in the three wars against the French, Americans and Chinese, or working in agriculture, rearing animals or industry, these posters depict the essential role of women in Vietnamese society in the second half of the 20th century.

The installation contains original hand-painted sketches and screen-printed and stencilled posters, all from the collection of the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi.

"Who loves children as much as Uncle Ho Chi Minh does? Who loves Uncle Ho Chi Minh as much as children do?"

"Under the glorious flag of the Vietnamese Communist Party, the people of Nghe An will crush their American enemies."

"A revolutionary education is essential for the future."

"Let us remember. Let us take the example of the victory of Dien Bien Phu. Let us build and protect our motherland together."

"Work together to develop pig breeding and new varieties of rice."

"The North has shot down 4000 US aircraft."

"Even with the enemy destroyed, we continue to advance."

"Le Thi Hong Gam. A heroine in battle."

"We will protect and develop pig farming in the flooded areas."

"All of the peoples of Vietnam united against the Americans. Produce well, fight well."

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