The building where I live

The building where I live

  • Directed by Dinh Le Minh Trinh
  • Viêtnam, 2009
  • Workshops in Viêtnam - Itinerant
  • Memory & History, Housing
  • Shooting place : Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville
  • Duration : 56 min
  • Audio : Vietnamese
  • Subtitles : English, French


The Americans financed the building in which to house the managers of Southern Vietnam in former Saigon. When they lost the war, the Communist government finished the building work to house their own cadres who later became its owners. Today, Korean and Japanese investors are offering fortunes to buy the entire site. Through the portrait of a building where he was born and still lives, Le Minh paints the story of the history of Vietnam since 1975 and the transformations taking place there today.

  • Direction : Dinh Le Minh Trinh
  • Image : Trinh Dinh Le Minh
  • Sound : Phan Huynh Trang
  • Edition : Julie Beziau

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

New Voice from Vietnam at the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Place : Beverly Hills (USA)
  • Date : 2011

Vietnamese International Film Festival

  • Place : Los Angeles (USA)
  • Date : 2011

Shine Asian-Shorts Competition, Hangzhou

  • Place : (China)
  • Date : 2011

Globians Doc Fest

  • Place : Halle (Germany)
  • Date : 2011

International Documentary Film Festival

  • Place : Guangzhou (China)
  • Date : 2011


  • Place : Santiago (Chile)
  • Date : 2011

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