MY VIETNAM

Bay and Tam are a Vietnamese couple who have been living in Germany for the past 30 years. They work as office cleaners by night and rarely come into contact with German society. By day they spend all their time online, maintaining a virtual connection to their homeland via Skype and karaoke chat-rooms. But when a storm destroys their house in Vietnam and a family member is in a dying condition, their virtual bubble bursts. Tam desperately tries to organize the repairs remotely, while Bay’s priorities begin to shift, and she studies German in anticipation of the birth of their grandchild in Germany. She sees her future forming there, while for Tam it becomes more important than ever to focus on his family in Vietnam. Is home a place or a state of mind? Mein Vietnam is a vivid illustration of living in two places at once, and that duality’s consequences on marriage, family and a sense of belonging.

Country

Germany

Year

2020

Genre

Documentary

Duration

70 min

Director

Thi Hien Mai, Tim Ellrich

Written By
Camera

Tim Ellrich

Editing

Tobias Wilhelmer

Production

Leopold Pape

When

22 September 2021, 20:00

Where

MARUBI CINEMA D3

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