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Mẹ (2018)

Mẹ, mother in the northern Vietnamese dialect, follows two generations of moms as they create a new dish for the family restaurant. Reimagining their parent’s pho shop, the next generation carries on the family legacy through Vietnamese cuisine.

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director DEREK KWAN

producers DEREK KWAN and HEATHER BALCH director of photography COLIN MORISSON editor ZAKIM NURANEY art direction AMELIE NGUYEN featuring music from NHAC VANG REIMAGINED funded by TELUS STORYHIVE


*WINNER* Grand Jury Best Short Documentary - SAAFF 2019

*WINNER* Best Short Documentary - DisOrient 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Reel Asian International Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Asian American International Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Mirror Mountain Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Northwestfest 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Vancouver Short Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Spokane International Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Oregon Short Film Festival 2019

*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Seoul International Food Film Festival 4th Annual

*SEMI-FINALIST* Los Angeles Cinefest

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