Love Man Love Woman

2007 | Dance / Documentary / Gender / Homophobia / Human Rights / Performance Art / Religion/Spirituality / Social Issues / Spirituality / Transgender | 53m | Vietnam
Directors: Nguyen Trinh Thi

In this documentary, filmmaker Nguyen Trinh Thi follows Master Luu Ngoc Duc, one of the most prominent spirit mediums in Hanoi, and his vibrant community through their rituals and everyday life. The film explores how effeminate and gay men in homophobic Vietnam have traditionally found community and expression in the country's popular Mother Goddess Religion, Dao Mau.

Reviews and Awards

Best Short Documentary, CamboFest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia

“ … a solid portrait of contemporary gay life in Vietnam. Recommended.”—P. Hall, Video Librarian