CHILDREN OF THE MIST
Viet Nam 2021 – Director: Ha Le Diem – Original language: Vietnamese – Subtitles: English, None
While their parents are drunk most of the time, the daughters of the Hmong in North Vietnam grow up with lipstick, social media and the tradition that someday they will be kidnapped by the boy who desires them. Even though child marriage is illegal, a daughter’s brief flirtation can have serious consequences for their family. Elena Álvarez Lutz
We present the German premiere of the film.
Camera: HA LE Diem. Editing: Swann DUBUS. Production: Varan Vietnam. Producer: TRẦN Phương Thảo. Length: 90 min. International Sales: CAT&Docs
No youth rating
Ha Le Diem
Diem hails from an ethnic minority in Thailand and went to Hanoi to study journalism, graduating in 2013. CHILDREN OF THE MIST is her first documentary film, which was supported by a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Programme grant and won the Best Director Award at IDFA 2021.
CHILDREN OF THE MIST, VN 2021, 93 min.
Winner DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2022: Ha Le Diem
Shortlist VIKTOR DOK.horizonte
The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.