Film director Dang Nhat Minh, has won the hearts of Argentinean audiences with the screening of his film ‘Dung Dot’ (Don’t Burn), at the third Political Film Festival in Buenos Aires on March 22.
The film, produced in 2008, is based on the contents of a diary of an army doctor Dang Thuy Tram from the liberation army, during the most violent wartime battle in the central province of Quang Ngai.
Tram fell on the battlefield at the age of 27 and her diary was found by a US soldier who preserved it for 35 years before returning it to Tram’s family.
Many in the audience were moved by the film, which describes the pain of Vietnamese people and their intense suffering during the war.
Previously, ‘Don’t Burn’ was screened in the Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka from March 15-24, to mark International Francophone Day (March 20, 2012).
This multi-award winning Vietnamese film was also screened during Vietnamese Film Week in Sri Lanka on February 17, 2012.
‘Don’t burn’ is based on contents of a diary left by a female doctor during the fierce American War in Vietnam, and has won overseas Vietnamese audiences’ hearts after it was screened at the Viethaus in the German capital city of Berlin on August 22, 2011.
The film was also screened at the Vietnamese Culture Week in Venezuela from September 2-9, 2011, with Spanish subtitles.