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Mai Khoi & The Dissidents

Joe Piscatella | USA | 2019 | 70 min | OmeU
Joe Piscatella | USA | 2019 | 70 min | OmeU

Her first song made her famous, her latest one made her a political refugee. With a single song about her home country, the Vietnamese singer Mai Khoi gained money, popularity, and the blessing of the Communist Party. Now, she realizes that she can no longer remain silent about the current political situation. Despite intimidation from the regime, she steps up her critique and records her new album "Dissent", in which she calls for freedom of speech and democracy — and flees the country the day of its release.

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Trailer: Mai Khoi & The Dissidents

Credits
Director:  Joe Piscatella
Producer:  Matthew Torne, Mark Rinehart
Cinematography:  Jonathan Young
Editing:  Matthew Sultan
Music:  Christopher H. Knight
30.09. - 10.10. | Online

Availability: September 30 10 p.m. until October 10 11.59 p.m. // 24h access from playback start.

02.10. | 20:15 | BUFA
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Credits
Director:  Joe Piscatella
Producer:  Matthew Torne, Mark Rinehart
Cinematography:  Jonathan Young
Editing:  Matthew Sultan
Music:  Christopher H. Knight