"Bar Girls" film screening

March 9, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies Add to Calendar

About Bar Girls
Viet Nam 2003, 110 minutes
Director: Le Hoang
Cast: My Duyen and Minh Thu

A stunning success that outpaced attendance at Western-made films in Viet Nam when first released. Le Hoang’s controversial film changed the face of Vietnamese filmmaking and marketing by taking full advantage of the opening up of state control over censorship of scripts and the establishment of private film studios that allowed for the production of films with themes appealing to a younger generation of Vietnamese moviegoers raised on Hollywood DVDs.

Bar Girls offers a harsh expose on the culture of sex, drugs, and HIV/AIDS, set against a stark portrayal of the lives of young women working in the “entertainment” industry. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a classic Vietnamese film, newly subtitled by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

For an in-depth academic review of the film, please Google: Do, Tess (2006) ‘Bargirls and Street Cinderella: Women, sex and prostitution in Le Hoang’s Commercial films,' Asian Studies Review, 30:2, 175 – 188

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Mānoa Campus

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808-956-2688, http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2011/03/bar-girls/

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