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Vietnamese students display creativity through film
  • | | October 07, 2010 11:40 AM

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A group of three students from the central province of Da Nang won the 1st prize in a national film contest to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Ho Thi Hieu Hien

The group is led by Ho Thi Hieu Hien, a 6th year student at Tay Son High School who is also the first-prize winner of the 39th Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter-Writing Competition launched in early September. This is the first time Vietnam has taken such a prize, after 20 years of involvement in the competition.

The film directed by Hieu Hien is titled “Thuy’s learning time”. It focuses on reflecting interruptions during the study time of a school girl called Thuy because her parents ask her to do chores, while her younger sisters and brothers tease her. The three-minute work has dialogue in Japanese.

Hieu Hien, who is very good at Japanese and literature, is following a pilot training course in both Japanese and English at Tay Son High School.

The film contest, designed exclusively for Vietnamese students, highlights family topics and was co-organized by the Vietnamese Ministries of Education and Trading, Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam. It attracted 36 films from secondary and high school students nationwide.

The Hieu Hien-led group and the second and third prize recipients will attend an international film contest for Asian children scheduled to open in Kagoshima, Japan, on December 4.

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