Talk Show “The West is best. Or is it?”

Talk Show “The West is best. Or is it?”

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Right or Wrong - Talkshow with Giang Dang

Thu 24 Apr 2014, 7.30 pm
Manzi Art Space

From Manzi:

manzi is pleased to invite you to our monthly talk show RIGHT OR WRONG? This month our proposed question is, “The West is the best. Or is it?”

Is the West a promising land, or a golden trap? Is the Vietnamese’s dream of the West superficial and conflicting, or is it one of the few ways out for those who crave for civilization and freedom? If you can, what would you choose? For RIGHT OR WRONG? the April issue, MC Giang Dang invites you to join him as our guest speakers share their personal stories and experiences living and working abroad in different cultures. Come, and participate in a debate about life choices, about things that drive us away from and pull us back to home, about the differences between dreams and realities, about concepts such as identity and homeland, and about the quest for happiness.

Guest speakers include:

Phan Y Ly (b. 1981): Born and grew up in Hanoi. Holds an MA in Theater and Media for Development at the University of Winchester, England. Director of Life Art – Center for Creativity and Social Development. Lived in India for 3 years. Worked on a program for hunger eradication and poverty alleviation in Ha Giang. Founded the experimental theater Nhap. Interested in Western and Eastern viewpoints on sexuality.

Anh-Minh Do (b. 1984): Second-generation Vietnamese American. Bachelor of Religion and Visual Culture: Focus on Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese History & Culture (2002-2006) (UC Santa Cruz). Editor at Tech In Asia, co-founder at Startupvn and member of Global Shapers. Other interests and talents include Theater and 25 years of experience playing the violin.

Nguyen Qui Duc: Vietnamese American journalist, radio broadcaster, writer, playwright and documentary filmmaker. Born in Da Lat, Vietnam, came to the United States in 1975 and returned after 31 years in the fall of 2006 to live in Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded Tadioto – an alternative space offering experimental music, readings, exhibitions and cultural collaborations.

Please note that the talk will be conducted in Vietnamese only.
Due to limited capacity, please pre-register at [email protected] before 8.00 p.m,Tues, 22 April 2014

Communications partner: Hanoi Grapevine

Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi


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