Nguyễn Trinh Thi

Nguyễn Trinh Thi

Born 1973 Hanoi, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyễn Trinh Thi juxtaposes nonfiction perspectives with popular movies, found photographs, and her own footage to create thoughtful films investigating the ways people and place are represented through filmic media. She studied journalism, ethnographic film and international relations, and her editing process and acknowledgement of the artist’s position of power behind the lens give her films substantial depth and complexity. Nguyễn commenced filmmaking in 2005 and often addresses specific histories of Vietnam that are overlooked or misinterpreted. This has included a focus on the individuals from the Đạo Mẫu and Cham communities and techniques such as the creation of film ‘portraits’, which aim to return agency to the subject. Often addressing larger national and social issues, film helps her to understand and explore what she refers to as ‘the bigger picture, our lives and the relationship between things’.

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GOMA LEVEL 3
Gallery 3.5