Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam

Direction
Year 
1994
Country
  • United States 
Runtime
33min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In 1994, two American sisters - a filmmaker and a writer -- travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Together, they attempt to make a candid cinema portrait of the country they witness. Their conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side of a shared history. Lynne and Dana Sachs' travel diary revels in the sounds, proverbs, and images of Vietnamese daily life. Both a culture clash and an historic inquiry, their film comes together with the warmth of a quilt, weaving together stories of people the sisters met with their own childhood memories of the war on TV.

Details

  • Original Title
    Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lynne Sachs, Dana Sachs
  • Runtime
    33 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
    1994
  • Country
    • United States
  • Production

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