Discovery to broadcast new film on Vietnam
A documentary titled “Vietnam: Connecting East Africa” will be broadcast on the Discovery East Africa channel on December 27 for the first time, and on the Discovery Southeast Asia three days later.
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The information was released by Anna Pak Burdin, Discovery’s General Manager in Southeast Asia, at a press conference in Hanoi on December 20.
Managing Director Ha Thuc Van of Red Bridge Film Services Co Ltd, which represents the film’s producer in Vietnam, said the documentary has contributed to highlighting Vietnam’s role in internet development in East Africa through the investment in infrastructure for 3G and 4G services in the region.
It also shed light on Vietnam’s efforts in developing telecoms technologies in East Africa, from the construction of telecom infrastructure in Tanzania to the launch of mobile services in remote villages in Mozambique, she added.
Vikram Channa, Vice President of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said the film tells the story of Viettel Group in East Africa, with human values highlighted.
It captures the difficulties and hardship facing Viettel’s employees and engineers in East Africa, as well as the daily life of local people before they access high-quality information technology, he said.
“Vietnam: Connecting East Africa” will be screened in 15 African countries and many countries in Asia since late December 2018.
This is the fifth documentary on Vietnam made by Discovery, along with Jam Busters, Mr Long’s Travelling Cinema, A Thousand Year Hanoi and Digging Up The Dead.