Directed by Quyên Nguyen-Le
HOÀI (ONGOING/MEMORY) is an exploration of the difficult relationship between a young Vietnamese American queer woman and her refugee father, delving into themes of social activism, homelands, and belonging.
Quyên Nguyen-Le is a Vietnamese American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles, whose work explores the intersections of queerness, memory, and cultural identity. Quyên was a recipient of Visual Communications’ Armed with a Camera Fellowship in 2016. Currently, Quyên is the Project Director for Project Fôtô at the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) in Orange County.
Director: Quyên Nguyen-Le
Writer: Quyên Nguyen-Le, Ly Thuy Nguyen
Producer: Ashley Lin
Director of Photography: Paul Bertolino
Cast: Ngoc Anh Ha, Ken Le, Sumiko Braun
Shorts Programs / 95 minssec·ond-gen·er·a·tion – adj. The offspring of immigrants to a particular country. Exploring the tension of navigating the cultural expectations of both a family from a foreign land and a society who treats you like “other,” this collection of LGBTQ shorts celebrates the beauty and texture of intersectionality. - Sheryl Santacruz