Song As a Battlefield

Documentary. Full HD. 15'04. Color and sound.

 "Du Mục" is a Vietnamese song written by anti-war composer Trịnh Công Sơn that the artist listened to as a childhood lullaby. Reinterpreting the song’s haunting lyrics, the documentary grapples with the history of cultural censorship by both sides of the Vietnam war, war-inflicted trauma and inherited memory. The film weaves together site-specific, re-performance of the song on the ground of a gunpowder factory, family's oral history, re-telling of the artist's uncle experience as a Vietnam war veteran and archival footages.