DiaCRITICS News & Events: March 5, 2018

DiaCRITICS News & Events: March 5, 2018

DiaCRITICS News & Events: March 5, 2018: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.

■ Events

Viet StoriesViet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project at the University of California, Irvine announces the opening of VIET STORIES: Recollections and Regenerations, an art, history, and oral history exhibition in the Rose Hills Foundation Gallery at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California from February 17, 2018 to May 28, 2018.

Take My Breathe AwayDanh Vo: Take My Breath Away, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 9 to May 9, 2018. Danish artist Danh Vo dissects the public forces and private desires that define individual experience and that the self is plural and inherently fluid, yet decisively shaped by larger power structures.

■ News from the Diaspora

Nguyen family► Under Trump’s aggressive anti-immigrant policy, thousands of Vietnamese Americans are now at risk of deportation.

Quyen Ngoc NguyenTwo men raped and burned Quyen Ngoc Nguyen alive before “taking a grinning selfie as they drove away from her blazing body.”

Kim Phuc► Once a child victim of war, Kim Phuc now helps other children victims of war around the world.

Missing Vietnamese teenagersA group of Vietnamese teenagers who entered the UK illegally remain missing.

■ News from Việt Nam

Public acid attackVietnam’s brutal acid attack epidemic continues due to lack of acid regulations and punitive law against the act.

Dog thief► Undercover investigation by Tuoi Tre reporters discovered an organized group that steal dogs for dog meat.

Actress Nhung KateTimothy Bui and Derek Nguyen‘s movie, The Housemaid (Cô Hầu Gái) , will be re-made into an American movie. [Review: “gorgeous exoticism marvelously enhances”]

Vietnam Integrity School► The Vietnam Integrity School (VIS) teaches students “about integrity, transparency and anti-corruption efforts.”

► Yes, Tết is over. But, you can re-live it through this delightful music video,Thế là Tết, written by Tiên Cookie and performed by Đức Phúc and Hoà Minzy.

■ Other

Nguyen Phu Trong► CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s anti-corruption program may be consolidating dictatorial power and consequently setting back the country’s prospects for democratization.

Peace is less likely since the Doomsday Clock has now moved closer to midnight.

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