Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020


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Talented singer Mai Khoi gained huge popularity in Vietnam, and hence influence over the young generation, with a celebrated song about her native land. With her later pop music, she carved out a position as a music star. Over time, however, she discovered that she could no longer remain silent about the country's communist dictatorship. Despite intimidation by the regime, she stepped up her critique and recorded the album Dissent, which calls for freedom of speech and democracy. She knew, however, that after the album was released, she would be forced to leave her homeland. A film portrait of a singer who gave up a comfortable life in order to fight for human rights.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    70 minutes
  • Language
    English, Vietnamese
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    National Premiere
  • Director
    Joe Piscatella, Joe Piscatella
  • Producer
    Matthew Torne, Mark Rinehart