Mother's gone to town

Mother's gone to town

  • Directed by Cuc Phuong Tran Thi
  • Viêtnam, 2010
  • Workshops in Viêtnam - Da Nang
  • Work, Family
  • Shooting place : Da Nang
  • Duration : 31 min
  • Audio : Vietnamese
  • Subtitles : English, French


With a sick husband, the price of rice that has collapsed and two children attending school, Madam Dang Thi Than is forced to leave the countryside to look for work in town. She goes through the streets on a bicycle and buys old cardboard boxes by weight and re-sells them. She shares accommodation with other women in the same situation. This is the only way she can feed her family.

  • Direction : Cuc Phuong Tran Thi
  • Image : Cuc Phuong Tran Thi
  • Edition : Tham Nguyen Thi

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  • Place : Lyon, France
  • Date : 2020

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