Life Sinks Three Times, Rises Seven and Nine Times Floats Adrift…

vie sombre trois fois, se releve sept, et neuf fois flotte a la dérive…

Život ztroskotá třikrát, vzchopí se sedmkrát a devětkrát zakolísá...

  • Xuân-Lan Guyot
  • France
  • 2009, 48 min
Language: Vietnamese
Synopsis

1 Vietnam ? 2 family memories? 3 respect for tradition ? 4 remains; ways of thinking ? 5 woman whose child was taken ? 6 dig up bones, dig up images ? 7 man's limited time captured by the filmmaker ? 8 scraping dirt from bones means understanding one's roots ? 9 a bond defining social groups' internal and external relations ? 10 exhuming time and space, belief, physicality, childhood, old age, death

20 In the spirit of tradition, descendants must dig up the bones of their grandmothers in order to clean them before taking them to the village of their birth - handling human remains offers an opportunity to meditate upon stories in history.

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Festival edition: 2010
Sections: Savage Mind
Exhibition format: HDTV (HDCam)
Subtitle languages: English

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