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The eighth European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on June 9.
The event was held by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio.
Thirty-one documentary movies, including the 10 prize-winning works from France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark will be screened at the festival.
Among 21 Vietnamese works sent to the event, some are made by young directors who are students of Hoa Sen University, such as “Giuong xinh” (Beautiful beds), “Ben duong dai lo” (Below the boulevard), and “Thien than bat tu” (Immortal angel).
Each show will comprise one foreign and one domestic documentary.
The two works screened at the opening ceremony were “Dau an Sa Huynh” (Sa Huynh relics) by director Phung Ngoc Tu, which looks into the mysteries of Sa Huynh culture, dating back over 3,000 years in the central part of Vietnam, and “Rung xanh ky dieu” (Once upon a forest) by French director Luc Jacquet.
The festival will run until June 18.