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Two Films and a Talk with Trinh T. Minh-ha

March 15, 2018

Centre A and The Cinematheque, with support from SFU David Lam Centre and SFU Department of Humanities, welcome renowned Vietnamese-born artist, writer, and scholar Trinh T. Minh-ha for a special two-night program of her acclaimed film work. Subjective, self-reflexive, and intellectual, infused with feminism and anti-colonialism, and offering a dizzying array of sights and sounds, the award-winning “anti-anthropological” films of Trinh represent a startling reinvention of the documentary form. Two of these intoxicating nonfiction works — Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989) and Forgetting Vietnam (2015) — will screen at The Cinematheque, with Trinh on hand to introduce and discuss the latter, receiving its Vancouver premiere.


Trinh T. Minh-ha is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, composer, and scholar whose films have been given over fifty retrospectives internationally. She has lectured worldwide on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Centre A
  • The Cinematheque


  • SFU David Lam Centre
  • SFU Department of Humanities

Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
the Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street

Forgetting Vietnam
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
the Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street
In Person: Trinh T. Minh-ha

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