nắng bằng phẳng / even and flat sunlight—short film in the making. Coming out this August.
Shot in the Mekong in a semi-documentary style, the story develops through the eyes of a young city girl visiting her aunt in Tien Giang for an extended stay. Through her developing relationship with her aunt and the neighborhood we get a sense of the slow and drawn-out rhythm of countryside life, the close contact with animals, the switch from traditional methods to reliance on industrial feed, insecurity surrounding food safety, and the perception and concerns of a typical farming household in the Mekong. The film also introduces a new angle into the relationship between human and animals, and the inseparable ties between life and death.