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Into The Violet Belly

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Interweaving family lore, mythology, science fiction, and digital abstraction, Into The Violet Belly captures the experimental collaboration between the artist and her mother, Thuyen Hoa, who survived a perilous sea journey while fleeing Vietnam after the end of the American War.

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Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi


Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi is a Milky Way-based artist whose practice mutates in and out of sculpture, installation, performance, moving image, and interdisciplinary research. Her work explores imaginaries of freedom at the intersection of film-making and film theory, documentary and fiction, personal/prosthetic memory and individual/collective histories. Thuy-Han’s work has been presented in both the art and cinema context, including Belvedere 21, Vienna; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Villa Medici, Rome; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the 12th Berlin Biennale; the 20th Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival; the 60th New York Film Festival; the 33rd Singapore International Film Festival; among other spaces.

  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Country: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Malta
  • Language: Vietnamese, English, German
  • Director: Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi in collaboration with Thuyen Hoa
  • Animator: Dalena Tran
  • Cinematographer: Hoang-Son Doan
  • Composer: Vincent Yuen Ruiz, Franziska Aigner
  • Editor: Liyo Gong
  • Producer: Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Pam van Delyra
  • Screenwriter: Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi
  • Premiere: Philadelphia

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