A Tale of Love

A Tale of Love

A Tale of Love  Trinh T. Minh-ha, Jean-Paul Bourdier (R), USA 1995, 148 min, OmU Trinh’s first feature film transmits the Vietnamese national poem „The Tale of Kieu“ from the 19th century to the USA of the 90’s. Kieu is regarded as the soul of Vietnam, is known...
Forgetting Vietnam

Forgetting Vietnam

Forgetting Vietnam  Trinh T. Minh-ha, USA 2015, 90 min, engl. OF >Forgetting Vietnam< is a filmic exploration of the legacy of the Vietnam War 40 years after its ending. Trinh builds her narrative on the two central myths of Vietnam and unfolds the film as a...
Naked Spaces – Living Is Round

Naked Spaces – Living Is Round

Naked Spaces – Living Is Round  Trinh T. Minh-ha, USA 1985, 135 min, engl. OF In a circular motion Trinh leads through the cultural history of building and living in six West African countries. The movements of the camera, the montage and the use of sound are...
Night Passage

Night Passage

Night Passage  Trinh T. Minh-ha, USA 2004, 98 min, engl. OF Night Passage’ is considered one of the two feature films by Trinh. That’s one possible angle. Inspired by Kenji Miyazawa’s 1927 novella ‘Milky Way Railroad’, the book is...
Poetry, facts and fiction – reworking consistences

Poetry, facts and fiction – reworking consistences

Poetry, facts and fiction – reworking consistences  Panel with discussion Trinh’s films, like her writings, establish her role as a pioneer of postcolonial, feminist perspectives. Perception, appropriation and attribution of the “other” is a central...