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ABOUT

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Mai Huyen Chi is a Vietnamese writer-film director. She is interested in the relationship and power dynamic between the cameras and human identities.

 

She is a strong advocate for inclusivity and fair representation in arts and culture-making.

 

She is the instigator and head of Cinema CNN (Cinema of the Peasants) program, which is part of A Sông Collective. 

EXHIBITIONS/ RESIDENCIES 

• WHITE CALLS, video-performance, 2022 (on-going)

• THREE ACTS, video, Bar de Force & Goethe Institute, 2021

• WHEN YOU END AND I BEGIN, web-based video performance, White Distance Residency, Heritage Space, 2021

• BECOMING SKY, video installation, Heritage Space, Vietnam, 2020 

• THE TALKS, multi-channel site-specific video installation, CABCon 2020, Arabesque Open Stage 2020, No Cai Bum Art Summit 2021

• HER STORY, Arabesque Open Stage 2020 & No Cai Bum Art Summit 2021

• IT’S A LIVING: LIFE & LABOR IN VIETNAM, non-fiction book with photographs, National University of Singapore Press (2013), translated & published in Vietnam in 2014

• IT’S A LIVING, solo photo exhibition, Vietnam, 2013

• CHUNG TA DI, group exhibition, photos, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2011

FILMOGRAPHY
 

​ 1. THE RIVER KNOWS OUR NAMES (2023), 100', Writer-Director, in development 

2. LUA (2022), 12', Writer-Director-Producer

3. MY NAME IS (2022), 25', Writer-director-editor, in-post

4. AUGUST LETTERS (2021), 27', Director/ Editor

5. THE GIRL FROM DAKLAK (2021), 87’, Writer/ Acting Director

6. A BRIXTON TALE (2020), 90’, Writer  

7. MY MR. WIFE (2018), 90’, Writer

8. DOWN THE STREAM (2015), 4', Director-Editor-Producer 

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