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.