Current & Upcoming Films
Vietnamese Film Fest: With or Without Me
Ph??ng Th?o Tr?n and Swann Dubus’s documentary WITH OR WITHOUT ME/ TRONG HAY NGOAI TAY EM (2011 | Vi?t Nam | documentary | 80min) is an intimate and sensitive portrayal of two heroin addicts strung out at the edge of the map of ?i?n Biên province. Thi and Trung live in the lush, rice-terraced mountains of Vi?t Nam’s far northwest. Like many young men living on the main heroin route from Laos to China, however, they’re both addicts who’ve contracted HIV from sharing dirty needles. Both struggle with addiction and illness throughout the film, as they wrestle with the possibilities of living or dying. WITH OR WITHOUT ME was made with the support of Medical Committee Netherlands Vietnam (MCNV). The film has screened at film festivals in Germany and Italy.