The ethnography of compassion: documentary in Vietnam

August 21st, 2014 | Posted by Jeni Thornley in News

Island Home Country was invited to  the inaugural International Anthropological Film Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Nov 12) ; it was organised by VICAS, Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies) and screened in four venues across Ho Chi Minh City.

This was a very special event demonstrating what visual ethnography offers the documentary tradition – the  vibrant energy of cultural exchange and shared consciousness. Here is a my review of the Festival in Realtime #13 2013:   “The ethnography of compassion: documentary in Vietnam”. It has now been translated into Vietnamese and published in the VICAS journal.


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