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Historical film makers face uphill battle

19 October 2010

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Historical film makers face uphill battle

Why can’t Viet Nam, a country that has spent the better part of thousands of years defending itself from powerful foreign armies, create a historical film of any merit?

“The problem is how we bring these stories to the screen,” says Director Minh Tri. “Actually, we lack the talent that is needed to make these historical films.”

“We don’t have a qualified system for studios, while in China they have different film studios for each historical era, including the Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties,” says film editor Dinh Thien Phuc

“The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Movie Industry Department should ask the State to allocate 1,000ha in Phan Thiet City (Binh Thuan Province) to build a studio. A historical film studio could later be used as a tourism site,” says Phuc

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via Viet Nam News

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