German television features Vietnam and its people
(VNF) - A team from the German television ARD has been working on a programme to discover Vietnam and its people.
Philipp Abresch, head of the ARD Office Southeast Asia in Singapore and a member of the team, said this is the second time the team has produced a programme on Vietnam. The team travelled throughout Vietnam to record the beautiful landscapes and cultural traditions of the country, especially of ethnic minority groups.
Philipp Abresch with the hill tribes of Ha Giang, northern Vietnam. (Source: Philipp Abresch on Facebook)
Besides Hanoi, Ha Long and Hoi An, the German producers came to the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang to capture landscapes and locals’ farming methods in Hoang Su Phi.
All the team members were impressed at colourful terraced fields as well as the warm welcome of local ethnic people in traditional costumes, he said.
The 45-minute programme is scheduled to air in 2017.
“Reportage im Ersten — Vietnam: Long Thanh will lachen” (Long Thanh Wants to Smile), is the first documentary directed by Philipp Abresch. The 28-minute-long documentary is about Orange Agent/Dioxin victims in Vietnam, like 15-year old Long Thanh, who is the main character in the film.
The documentary was one of eight nominations for a News and Current Affairs difficulty of a Emmy Awards this year. Although it did not win the Awards, the film is still a tribute to the suffering of generations of Vietnamese victims decades after the war./.