Sat 19 Jan 2013, 7 pm
The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony is a cinematic exploration of the dynamic urban environment of Vietnam’s capital. Please join us for the world premiere of this new film made in partnership with Hanoi DocLab and the Echo Park Film Center (EPFC), a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles.
For the past month, 18 local filmmakers worked together to document the rhythm and movement of daily life in Hanoi from their unique perspectives. Dividing the day into its two-dozen hours, participants shot locations they felt best represented the city at each particular time of day and night with each hour becoming one minute in the final film. The result is a spectacular 24-minute journey through Hanoi as it has never before been experienced.
Shot on black and white Super 8 motion picture film and hand-processed by the filmmakers on-site at DocLab, The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony is a truly do-it-yourself production that references the classic cinema of Walter Ruttman’s 1927 masterpiece Berlin: Symphony Of A Great City while exploring new approaches to collaborative creative process and celebrating the energy and possibility of 21st century Hanoi.
The screening will be accompanied by a live score composed specifically for the film by local musicians Luong Hue Trinh, Tri Minh and friends.
The project was made possible by Hanoi Doclab, EPFC, and Goethe Institut Hanoi. Free event; everyone welcome.
For information on Hanoi DocLab and Echo Park Film Center, please go to:
| Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học|
Ba Đình, Hà Nội
Tel.: +84 4 37342251 Fax: +84 4 37342254 [email protected] website