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Wearing it Wrong

The founder of Fashion4Freedom talks ethics and activism

Coming from a background in mergers and acquisitions, when LanVy Nguyen decided to transition into the fashion industry, she brought with her a knack for seeing through smoke and mirrors. The goal was to […]

By |October 19th, 2017|Fashion, Features|0 Comments
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The Zebra Tote

In case you missed it, Punda Milia’s striking black and white totes are this year’s must-have

There was a time when a purse  was the perfect size to carry our everyday items, but as technology has gotten bigger with tablets, smartphones (along with extra […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Fashion, Features|0 Comments
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Cricket Noises

A heartwarming story of Vietnam’s underdog cricket team and its coach

When the Malaysian Organizing Committee announced that the sport of cricket would be included in the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, it meant one thing for Vietnam: the country better […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Features, Sports|0 Comments
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Shot in 2880 Minutes

Local filmmakers, actors and writers put their skills to the test in this fast-paced, no sleep film competition

The 48 Hour Film Project is a global success. The project was set up in 2001 to promote filmmaking and give an audience to […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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The Vietnamese Hamburger Movie

Oi speaks to Le Thanh Son, director of rom-com Em Chua 18 (Jailbait), Vietnam’s highest grossing film to date

Coming-of-Age stories never get old. Like it or not, we all have to grow up somehow, and that sometimes painful process has seen umpteen […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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TAG a Friend

Saigon’s thriving graffiti culture may surprise you

It’s hard to think of graffiti without the connotations of illegality. Tagging, which rose to prominence in the 90s, has always been seen as an art form for youth and rebellion. However, now that it has surfaced and gained […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Taking the Lead

Nguyen Nhu Quynh, star of Cyclo and The Vertical Ray of the Sun, discusses traditional Vietnamese culture, her journey to international recognition and playing a psychopathic mafia boss.

When Nguyen Nhu Quynh appeared in the film Indochine, it marked a dramatic change in her career: the former student […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Behind the Scenes

Sometimes behind great actors there’s a great acting coach

About a decade ago, a number of Overseas Vietnamese film professionals began to make names for themselves here in the emerging local movie industry. They were directors, actors & actresses, and producers—many of them the kids of “boat people” […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Director’s Cut

Vietnam’s film industry: Past, Present and Future

In October of 1995, Othello Khanh landed in Saigon armed with a Hi8 camcorder and Walkman, a tripod, and a revolutionary attitude. Having just completed a documentary about Mexico’s Zapatista Uprisng, which had him living there amongst the rebel forces, the young guerilla filmmaker’s arrival […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments