1hr 22mins

A creative documentary feature film combining archive film, newly shot footage and contemporary music, bringing unfamiliar stories of Vietnam past and present to the screen for the very first time.

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Esther Johnson
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Stepping away from Hollywood’s portrayals of the American/Vietnam War, Dust & Metal offers an unorthodox perspective of Vietnam told through the lens of the country’s ubiquitous mode of transport: the motorbike.
Esther Johnson’s extraordinary 2022 archive essay film showcases films from across Vietnamese cinematic history, stemming from her field research in archives of the Vietnamese Film Institut.

Screening as part of a curated touring season, entitled Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema. Co-curated by Cường Minh Bá Phạm, Esther Johnson, and Tuyết Vân Huỳnh, this season is a celebration and introduction of Vietnamese cinema to UK viewers.

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Tue 18 Jun