12 OCT | 2:30 PM | PASSOS MANUEL*
FILM SESSION + MASTERCLASS
FREE / REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
2019 | CANADA | DOC | 15’
The filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.
VIDEOCONFERENCE IN ENGLISH*
Carol Nguyen is a Vietnamese Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto and Montreal. Her films often explore the subjects of cultural identity, family and memory. Her most recent film No Crying at the Dinner Table premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had its international premiere at IDFA 2019, where she was also invited as the Opening Night speaker. It also received the Jury Prize for Short Documentary at SXSW. Carol is a 2018 Sundance Ignite fellow, Adobe Creativity Scholar and a TIFF Share Her Journey ambassador, where she strives to empower diverse voices and women through her own stories and personal experiences in the film industry. Today, Carol is working towards developing her first documentary feature as well as an animated short.
In this masterclass, Filmmaker Carol Nguyen will talk about the creative process behind No Crying at the Dinner Table as well as talk about innovation in documentaries: exploring and experimenting with non-traditional forms and processes. She will also show her storyboards and first scripts.
*The screening of the film No Crying at the Dinner Table will take place at Passos Manuel. After the session, in the same place, a live masterclass will be broadcast, in a videoconference, with the director Carol Nguyen.
In the context of videoconferences, the audience can be recorded.
Photo © Luis Mora