Documentary on President Ho Chi Minh on TV

A 15 part documentary film entitled “Spirit of Vietnam” on President Ho Chi Minh directed by Thai Professor Artha Nantachukra will be aired on Viet Nam Television channel VTV4 from April 11.

Professor Artha Nantachukra (L) hands over documentary film entitled “Spirit of Vietnam” to the Viet Nam Television.(Photo:SGGP)

The film features the revolutionary activities of Uncle Ho (1928-1929) and presents the Vietnamese communities living in various localities in Thailand.

The film crew visited the many places in Thailand where President Ho Chi Minh had lived and worked 70 years ago. The documentary portrays the late President’s noble characteristics through exhibits and stories told by local people.

The film “Spirit of Vietnam” is a valuable presentation that Thai filmmakers handed over to Vietnam to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the day when Uncle Ho left his homeland to seek ways to liberate Vietnam from foreign invasion.

Mr. Bach Ngoc Chien, Head of Television Channel VTV4 said that the movie shot by foreign filmmakers shows their deep love and respect for President Ho Chi Minh.

Professor Artha Nantachukra is now working as deputy head of the History Department of Mahasarakham University in Maha Sarakham Province.

He researched on Thai ethnic groups in Viet Nam's northeastern region for his doctorate thesis at Ha Noi National University between 1995 and 1999, and has great love and respect for President Ho Chi Minh.

He also initiated the building of a Thailand-Viet Nam friendship village at Nachok Village in Thailand's Nakhon Phanom Province, where President Ho Chi Minh lived most of the time that he worked in that country.

VTV has purchased the copyrights of broadcasting documentary films about President Ho Chi Minh on its channels, including the National funeral ceremony of President Ho Chi Minh produced by Japanese television firm Nihon Denpa News (NDN) and the 12-part documentary named “Ho Chi Minh – Great leader of the Vietnamese nation,” produced by Thailand.

Each part of the “Spirit of Vietnam” will last 15 minutes and will be screened at 22.15 pm on Monday and Wednesday every week.

By Nhu Hoa – Compiled by Kim Khanh

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