Directed by Mimi Nguyen
Flagged is a short documentary illustrating the social fragmentation of Vancouver’s young Vietnamese community. Interviewees offer their perspective on the controversial “freedom and heritage” flag that has been used to represent Vietnamese diasporic groups—uncovering a quiet political tension that could continue to burn through generations if the issue remains unaddressed. A VAFF Best Canadian Short Award nominee.
As a second generation Vietnamese-Canadian, Mimi is aware of the diasporic anxiety of losing one’s “culture.” She has created video projects focusing on the lived experiences of members in Vancouver’s Vietnamese communities. Mimi believes that keeping their stories alive is the best thing we can do to honour their sacrifices.
Director: Mimi Nguyen
Writers: Cherie Au, Kaitlyn Fung, Mimi Nguyen, Kathy Thai
Producers: Cherie Au, Kaitlyn Fung, Mimi Nguyen, Kathy Thai
November 5 / 120 minsOur “Life In Multiculture” CANADIAN SHORTS program celebrates the myriad cultural, sexual and individual identities of Canadian Asian and hapa diaspora—especially poignant through the lens of Canada 150.