Grilled Rice - A free showing of a Vietnamese film @ Nottingham Contemporary

Grilled Rice (Dir. Claude Grunspan. 2000, 52mins)

Gao Rang tells the story of a group of North Vietnamese filmmakers who describe their experiences of filming in combat, first against the French and later the Americans.  The film follows five Viet Cong filmmakers who risked everything to contribute in film to the Vietnamese struggle against imperialism. "Gao Rang" is the grilled rice that cameramen used between 1947 and 1975 to protect their equipment and film from humidity.

Some of you may know that I lived in Vietnam for 3 years so am always interested in learrning more about the country. This film is being shown to complement the Danh Vo exhibition currently showing in the gallery.

I'm not sure if this will appeal to anyone else! However, tickets are free and are available here. I'll be in the cafe bar at 6pm for a drink before the film starts at 6.30.

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  • Charlotte

    I found this documentary very moving. It was interesting to hear the film makers talk about their war work now as older men. I will check the contemporary schedule again for more film showings in the future as this was really worth seeing.

    August 13

  • Rush

    Thanks for organising that Charlotte . Was a truly eye opening insight into Vietnamese perspective of the war

    August 12

  • Charlotte

    I'm in the Cafe Bar, sitting with Benoit who is knitting :-)

    August 12

    • Charlotte

      Not a problem Sanj, hope to meet you at another event soon!

      August 12

    • sanj

      Thanks Charlotte, sure, will meet at another event

      August 12

  • John B.

    I'm stuck at work, :( :( are you stopping for a drink after?

    August 12

    • Charlotte

      I expect so :-)

      August 12

    • Charlotte

      The bar was shut when the film finished, so I came home.

      August 12

  • Charlotte

    We're in the auditorium now.

    August 12

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