遺忘越南  

遺忘越南 Forgetting Vietnam

 

鄭明河 Trinh T. Minh-Ha

2015│越南、美國、南韓Vietnam/USA/South Korea│紀錄片Documentary│Color│DCP│90min

 

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越南的古名喚作「萬春國」,美麗的蜿蜒海岸,傳說是兩隻交纏的龍跌入南中國海後形成,神話裡,越南人的先祖是龍王貉龍君和帝來之女嫗姬,嫗姬因吃下一坏土壤而失去神力,無法回到仙界,流下的眼淚化為條條大河,讓越南的土地以無盡的洪水來紀念。「水」孕育生命也滋養文化,歷史是堅實的「土壤」,越南在水與陸之間維繫著脆弱平衡。千百年來,政治變遷、全球化等因素,像是流動的水刻劃著這個優美國度。越南在近代歷史中佔有重要地位,卻如此輕易地被遺忘,在終戰40年後,本片用土地與水之間的詩意對話,述說歷經滄桑的風景。

 

Vietnam in ancient times was named “the land of endless springs.” One of the myths surrounding the creation of Vietnam involves a fight between two dragons whose intertwined bodies fell into the South China Sea and formed Vietnam’s curving ‘S’ shaped coastline. Legend also has it that Vietnam’s ancestors were born from the union of a Dragon King, Lạc Long Quân and a fairy, Âu Cơ. She swallowed a handful of earthly soil and consequently lost the power to return to the heaven. Her tears formed Vietnam’s myriad rivers and the country’s recurring floods are the land’s way of remembering her…

 

 

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