Monthly Archives: October, 2021
I clutch my phone tightly and press the little glowing call button next to “Mom.” With every ring, I imagine invisible electronic waves pulsing through the air, trying to connect. You answer, propping your phone against the basket full of mint and basil you’re preparing for phở that night. “Mom is cooking, but I’m listening. What do you want to talk?”
On Thursday, October 21st, 2021, ÁCCENTED will be joined by legendary actress Kiều Chinh, Ysa Le from the Vietnamese International Film Festival, and Jes Vũ from CAPE in conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen on Vietnamese diasporic cinema. They'll be discussing their work, careers, and ventures in the community, and share insights and wisdom into how we can continue to amplify diasporic narratives in the film industry.
Obliterating Form, Recasting Language, Elongating Time: A Conversation Between Ocean Vuong and Dao Strom
The questions that I saw them live, I tried to articulate in my works, which is: what is the use of joy in the aftermath of violence? More specifically, how do women, particularly Vietnamese women, manifest care when often it is men who create these wars? And it is women across our species who literally clean up and pick up the pieces.