Mrs Bua's carpet

Mrs Bua's carpet

  • Directed by Thu Duong Mong
  • Viêtnam, 2011
  • Workshops in Viêtnam - Da Nang
  • Memory & History, Health
  • Shooting place : Da Nang
  • Duration : 34 min
  • Audio : Vietnamese
  • Subtitles : English, French


Ever since she was tortured during the war, Mrs Bua suffers from epilepsy. When she feels a fit coming, she spreads a carpet in front of her house and lies down. For her neighbors, it’s like a cue to drop in and care for her. In the evenings, they gather to sip tea, sing resistance movement songs and tell stories, ingrained at present into their collective memory. The war remains at the heart of this small village’s daily life.

  • Direction : Thu Duong Mong
  • Image : Thu Duong Mong
  • Sound : Pham Thi Hong Lien, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong & Hoang Khanh Linh
  • Edition : Hao Pham Thi

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Salaya International Documentary Film Festival

  • Place : Thailand
  • Date : 2014

Black Movie

  • Place : Genève (Switzerland)
  • Date : 2014

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

  • Place : Japan
  • Date : 2013
  • Rewards : Ogawa Shinsuke Award

Documentary Film Festival Southeast Asia

  • Place : Thailand
  • Date : 2013

Festival International Jean Rouch

  • Place : Paris (France)
  • Date : 2012

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