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

 

Diem Ha Le

Ha Le 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.

Filmography

CHILDREN OF THE MIST, VN 2021, 93 min.

 

Winner DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2022: Diem Ha Le

 

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.

 

 

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DOK.horizonte 2022
  • Sunday
    05/08/22
    17:30
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles
  • Tuesday
    05/10/22
    21:00
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles
  • Wednesday
    05/11/22
    18:30
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Saturday
    05/14/22
    18:30
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English subtitles – Q&A with Ha Le Diem (dir.) – live via Zoom
  • Sunday
    05/15/22
    18:00
    Deutsches Theater