|The film week to mark 80th anniversary of Outline on Vietnamese Culture takes place at the National Cinema Center. (Photo: VOV)
The films screened were of different genres: documentaries, feature films, and animations.
“The film week took place in person in Hanoi and online in 63 other locations across the country to reach remote, mountainous and island areas. The most notable films were ‘Red Dawn,’ ‘The Prophet,’ (about President Ho Chi Minh) ‘Thunderstorm’ (on the post-war time), and the documentary ‘Culture lights the path of the nation.’ Other films were about war, national construction, and defense,” said Vi Kien Thanh, head of the Department of Cinema under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The documentary “Culture lights the path of the nation”, produced by the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, presents the background, historical significance, and theoretical and practical values of the 1943 Outline on Vietnamese Culture.
“The Outline on Vietnamese Culture encourages us to contribute to building a new mechanism. After the success of the August Revolution, we realized culture was lighting the path of the nation. Revolution should be carried out, not just with weapons, but also with culture,” said Duong Trung Quoc, Secretary General of the Association of Vietnamese Science and History.
The films highlight the key role and position of culture in national liberation, socialist construction, and national defense, and reviewed 80 years of cultural development in Vietnam.
“After many changes in Vietnam and the world over the past 80 years, the values of the Outline on Vietnamese Culture still remain. The documentary ‘Culture lights the path of the nation’ featured Vietnam in different historical periods. In each period, culture always took the central role,” said Tran Xuan Hung, an audience member from Thanh Hoa province.
|A seance from the documentary “Culture lights the path of the nation” (Photo: VOV)
The film “Red Dawn”, produced by the Vietnam Cinema Association, is about the victories and heroic sacrifices of the female soldiers who transported ammunition, food, and other necessities from the North to the Southern battlefield along the Truong Son trail.
Emeritus artist Do Khanh Toan, said the movie depicts the fierce war time.
“I was moved to tears when I watched ‘Red Dawn’ because it reminded me of memories of war time on the Truong Son trail. The movie also highlights the enthusiasm of Vietnamese youth during the war.”