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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bryan Hickman's rating of the film Surname Viet Given Name Nam

  2. Spiritchaser's rating of the film Surname Viet Given Name Nam

    Daughter, she obeys her father. Wife, she obeys her husband. Widow, she obeys her son.

  3. Who told you this room exists?'s rating of the film Surname Viet Given Name Nam

    SVGNN is an unconventional and refined documentary, wherein themes of postwar trauma, expatriation, equivocal identity, patriarchal society, oppression of Vietnamese women.. are interwoven with Trinh's reflections on cultural translation and documentary filmmaking practices. My only gripe is the frustrating inadequacy of subtitles for the heavily and oftentimes unintelligibly accented English albeit deliberately so.