Director: Harvey Bunegar
Viet Nam, 2020, 1 hour 30 minutes,
Hmong with subtitles
This beautiful, gently contemplative documentary follows the natural rhythms of a year in the life of a Hmong family. For the Hmong, a major minority ethnic group in Southeast Asia, rice is life. In the northern highlands of Vietnam, the landscape is defined by cascading terraces of golden paddy fields essential to the lives of the villagers. We follow two septuagenarian grandparents as they shoulder the responsibility of raising their delightful grandson, Ker. Their days spent bent double in the fields, bickering drunkenly, through the communal harvest and killing the New Year pig. Gorgeous cinematography and exquisite sound design will immerse you in a completely different world.
Indigenous Languages Tour
The short film, CRACKED, will screen before the film.
Kinokulture Oswestry, Thursday 9th March 7.30pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Tuesday 28th March 7.45pm