Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  2002
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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My Hanoi

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Tour of rapidly urbanizing Hanoi, and the effect on citizens and culture.

City Life - My Hanoi

Hanoi is one the new global cities of the 21st century -- a burgeoning center of international trade and tourism, in competition with other fast growing cities of South East Asia and the south China region. Growing urbanization has led to a boom in construction: market reform and globalization have caused an influx of Western consumer goods.

My Hanoi is the story of Tran Thuy Linh, whose family has lived in the flower village area of Hanoi for generations, but now must move. Thuy describes the extended family she grew up with in the flower village, and charts the stories of their lives against the backdrop of the changing skyline of the city -- old people, young people, politicians, housewives, and the migrant day laborers who work on the construction sites.

Seen through Thuy's eyes, the program profiles a city in a period of dramatic change -- emerging from colonialism and the still painful memory of the Vietnam War, through socialism to the current free market era where a younger generation is asserting itself as a force for change.

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Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting


Main credits

Nguyễn, Thu (film producer)
Nguyễn, Thu (film director)
Burgess, Paul (editor of moving image work)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (editor of moving image work)
David, Eleanor (narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Paul Burgess; series producer, Luke Gawin; series editor, Jenny Richards.

Distributor credits

Television Trust for the Environment

Thu Nguyen

Television Trust for the Environment
Thu Nguyen
Series Editor: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin

Docuseek2 subjects

Urban Ecosystems
Social Psychology
Vietnam Era
Asian History
Women's Studies
Urban Studies

Distributor subjects

Asian Studies
Conflict Resolution
Developing World
Global Issues
International Studies
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning
War and Peace
Women's Studies


Hanoi, Vietnam, urban studies, urban planning, culture change; "My Hanoi"; Bullfrog Films

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