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Trinh T. Minh-ha


“Speaking, writing, and discoursing are not mere acts of communication; they are above all acts of compulsion. Please follow me. Trust me, for deep feeling and understanding require total committment.”



Trinh T. Minh-ha was born in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1952. She is a filmmaker, writer, academic and compser, brought up in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. She studied piano and music composition at the National Conservatory of Music and Theater in Saigon. Trinh T. Minh-ha immigrated to the United States in 1970. Trinh studied music composition, ethnomusicology, and French literature at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she received her M.F.A.s and Ph.D. degree. Trinh T. Minh-ha currently teaches in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley since 1994 and in the Department of Rhetoric since 1997. She has also taught at Harvard, Smith, Cornell, San Francisco State University, the University of Illinois, Ochanomizu University in Japan and the National Conservatory of Music in Senegal. She has been making films for over twenty years and may be best known for her first film Reassemblage, made in 1982. She has received… read more


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27Mar13 - Amazing essay on her narrative work A Tale of Love.

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    "A Tale of Love" (1995) is a beautiful and surprising work. Thanks for this article!

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Aangkinin ko na bilang soundtrack ang boses mo sa lahat ng tatahakin kong pagtitibag.