Viet Film Fest 2021 [ARCHIVED]

Cravings for Connection

Expired October 31, 2021 6:45 AM
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Food serves as sustenance, and it can serve as a way to connect with one another. In Bloodline, family origins, recipes, cooking traditions, and homeland are honored. While in Savory and Nostalgia, food has the ability to bring back dear memories of loved ones. sống ở đây (to live here) explores cultivating food on land and water. Find connection and welcome through food and flavor while traveling in Quan 13 of Paris, France.

Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA) is a proud Community Partner for Cravings for Connection.

James Q. Chan and Santhosh Daniel’s documentary short film Bloodline explores Tu David Phu's culinary career as a first-generation Vietnamese American, reflecting his parents' refugee experience during the Vietnam War. Phu's culinary bloodline was mainly inspired by his mother's cooking and his father's fisherman’s skills from Phú Quốc (the home of an esteemed fish sauce). His parents' background teaches him to utilize specific ingredients into an "essence" of incredibly delicious dishes rather than excluding them as might have been advised in a more formal culinary environment. The film launches into an analysis regarding the tensions between Western cuisine and the Vietnamese tradition that Phu looks to uphold.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    James Q. Chan, Santhosh Daniel
  • Screenwriter
    Santhosh Daniel
  • Producer
    James Q. Chan, Santhosh Daniel
  • Cast
    Tu David Phu, Ut Le, Cam Phu