Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Film Screening | Heaven and Earth [NC16]


FILM SCREENING - Heaven and Earth (1993)
*NC16 - Please bring along the necessary identification.


Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium @ NUS University Town  


Free with registration at http://heavennearth.peatix.com/
with additional commentary by Assoc. Prof. Bruce Lockhart.

Based on Le Ly Hayslip’s books on her experience during and after the Vietnam war, this 1993 Vietnam war film is the final instalment in a trilogy by director Oliver Stone. The film tells the story of hardship, suffering and loss through the eyes of a Vietnamese village girl.

This film screening is organised in conjunction with the exhibition <Vietnam 1954-1975: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection>, featuring posters, woodcuts and drawings from the French phase of the Indochina war of resistance against the Americans, and drawings and sketches of life and people at the frontlines.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit http://community.nus.edu.sg/cfa/museum/exhibitions.php?sort_by=date_start&sort=DESC&month&year=2016&genre&keyword&catid=111&active=Yes&month_end=Yes&&itemid=303.


Image Credit: Huynh Van Thuan, Duong Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh Highway), Quang Binh, 11-4-1971, Pencil on paper, 28.8 x 40.2 cm. Collection of Dato’ N. Parameswaran.

The Vietnamese defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 necessitated the crossing of the Pha Din pass, which in Thai meant ‘Heaven and Earth.’ The subsequent creation of a demilitarised zone at the 17th Parallel symbolically separates the Vietnamese landscape into ‘Heaven and Earth’, through which the Ho Chi Minh trail passed.


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