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The Living Room Wars (work-in-progress)

'The Living Room Wars' is a body of work stemming from the ongoing research of Thy Nguyen about the intergenerational trauma of Vietnamese women.

Western media called the Vietnam War “the Living Room War.” For filmmaker Thy Nguyen’s family, the end of the war in 1975 brought a new war into their living room. The story starts with a Ho Chi Minh TV broadcast: numerous women looking for Thy's grandfather after the war ends spark a series of bitter family disputes which last for generations.

This is a body of work stemming from the ongoing research of Thy Nguyen about the intergenerational trauma of Vietnamese women (her grandmother and mother) who lived through the many Wars that happened in Vietnam in the 20th century and the rapid socio-cultural as well as infrastructural, economic changes in the 21st century, given the context of Vietnam society in warfare and post-war time.

Thy is currently making a creative documentary film based on this research, in which she remixes rarely seen archive footage of the Vietnam conflict (from the point of view of the Vietnamese), documentary interviews, family archives, and newly shot footage and re-enactments. It tells the story of a family trying to reconcile with and take ownership of its story: a story that opens up fresh, personal yet profound perspectives on the Vietnam War.

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