Filmmaker Reflections: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo

NUOC 2030 Director /Writer Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo with Producer/Cinematographer Bao Nguyen
NUOC 2030 Director /Writer Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo with Producer/Cinematographer Bao Nguyen

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With its world premiere opening the Panorama section at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, CAAM was thrilled to bring Nuoc 2030 to the Bay Area for CAAMFest 2015. Director Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo reflects on his experience at the festival:

I had a great time watching and listening to the discussion about the documentary film by Arthur Dong on the Cambodian doctor turned actor, turned activist. The funniest moments is the performance by Suboi, coming all the way from Vietnam and rapping in both English and Vietnamese to the most enthusiastic crowd. It was wonderful to have the chance to catch up with friends  and to meet new friends in the Asian Indie film world. That will hopefully lead to new  collaboration in the near future.

It was a great pleasure and an honor for Bao and I to have been invited to CAAMFest this year. We wish CAAM with more success in the next edition.

Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo was born in 1956 in Saigon, Vietnam and grew up in a small town in Vietnam during the war. He was fascinated with the interaction between sound and light that became his main research subject for many years. His directorial debut, Buffalo Boy, was Vietnam’s entry to the 2006 Academy Awards and was an official selection in over 50 festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Locarno, Chicago, and Busan. He is currently based in Los Angeles.