Leader of the dead

Leader of the dead

  • Directed by Truong Vu Quynh
  • Viêtnam, 2010
  • Workshops in Viêtnam - Da Nang
  • Culture & Tradition, Spirituality & Religion
  • Shooting place : Da Nang
  • Duration : 35 min
  • Audio : Vietnamese
  • Subtitles : English, French


In a village in the center of Vietnam, a farmer is also the master of ceremonies at funerals. He sings to accompany the dead on their journey to heaven. Here people are born on the land and when they die, they go back to it. Death brings people on opposite sides of the war together again.

  • Direction : Truong Vu Quynh
  • Image : Truong Vu Quynh
  • Sound : Khai Lê Hong
  • Edition : Vincent Assmann

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  • Place : Ajaccio (France)
  • Date : 2011

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